You know the song… on the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree…
Who the heck wants a partridge in a pear tree… or two turtle doves…or three French hens…you get the picture. But not only are they lame gifts (except for 5 golden rings), they’re also quite expensive. According to PNC Wealth Management, if you added up all the gifts mentioned in the song, it would set you back $114, 651.
By the way, that’s up 6.9% from last year. Most of the items cost the same as last year, except for 9 ladies dancing and 10 lords a leaping. Apparently they got a pay raise. The 12 maids milking didn’t get a raise, though. They earn minimum wage and that’s still $7.25 an hour.
If you want to make your true love happy, skip the 12 days of Christmas and buy a gift card with a generous amount on it!