All the items in the "Twelve Days of Christmas" song will cost you more this year than last year. If you intend to buy all the items, be prepared to pay $34,363.49. That's an increase of $232.50 from last year's total that was $34,130.99. Indeed, it is expensive to impress your true love.

The "Twelve Days of Christmas" is a song of the season that most people know and enjoy even though they sometimes get mixed up when trying to sing the items in the correct order. By the way, the twelve days are from Christmas Day, December 25 until January 5.

Price increases

The PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index was released on Thursday, December 1 with the new prices for the "Twelve Days of Christmas" items. Prices for nine of the items remained the same or became less expensive than last year. The cost of the two turtle doves increased from $290 to $375. The reason the total is more this year is because of the lack of availability of the turtle doves. They increased in price by 29.3 percent. The 11 pipers piping increased by 2.8 percent and the 12 drummers drumming also increased by 2.8 percent.

The most expensive items in the song are the seven swans swimming. Like last year, they cost $13,125.

Price decreases

The first item, a partridge in a pear tree, is a bargain this year. The price of the partridge went down 2.3 percent because partridges are plentiful this year. In fact, there is a surplus of partridges. The price of five gold rings hasn't changed in the last three years, even though the price of gold itself has changed.

Online purchases

In most cases, it's much cheaper to shop online. However, don't think you will save by purchasing the 12 items in the song online. The cost of buying the same presents online is $44,603 this year. That's an increase of 2.2 percent from $43,627 last year. You have to pay for shipping, and it costs much more to ship animals and performers than other items. For example, 10 lords-a-leaping cost $5,509 in-person, but they cost $13,373 online.

If you want to save money, don't buy the gifts for your true love online.

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