Add two turtle doves, 11 pipers piping and 12 drummers drumming to the list of Christmas gifts that went up in price this year.
Anyone planning on purchasing all 364 gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” carol for their sweetie can expect to pay more this year, according to the Christmas Price Index that PNC Wealth Management updates each holiday season.
This year, the total comes out to $34,363.49.
Turtle doves saw the greatest jump in price: two of these birds will cost you $375, nearly a 30 percent increase over 2015. According to PNC, supply couldn’t keep pace with demand this year. Evidently, turtle doves are very hot.
But that’s a bargain compared to the pipers and drummers, who will cost $2,708.40 and $2,934.10, respectively. Both saw an increase of 2.8 percent from last year — pipers experienced their first wage increase since 2013, and while drummers aren’t getting higher wages, their demand has spiked this year.
The real bargain on this list is the partridge, which fell 20 percent in price from an excess in supply. Add in the pear tree, and this gift comes out to just $210 — five bucks cheaper than last year.
Not all birds are created equal, though. The price tag on seven swans-a-swimming, historically the most unpredictable gift on the list, remained flat. But they’ll still cost you a pretty penny: $13,125.
The complete list follows, including any percent change from last year:
— A partridge in a pear tree: $209.99 (-2.3 percent)
— Two turtle doves: $375 (+29.3 percent)
— Three french hens: $181.50
— Four calling birds: $599.96
— Five gold rings: $750
— Six geese a-laying: $360
— Seven swans a-swimming: $13,125
— Eight maids a-milking: $58
— Nine ladies dancing: $7,552.84
— Ten lords a-leaping: $5,508.70
— Eleven pipers piping: $2,708.40 (+2.8 percent)
— Twelve drummers drumming: $2,934.10 (+2.8 percent)