In the beginning of the story, Della was upset because she only had $1.87 to get Jim (her husband) a Christmas gift.
"Della nothing like a haircut could make me love you any less"
Do you still like me even without my hair?
Della wanted to get Jim a gift but did not have enough money to. She went and got her hair cut and sold it for $20.00.
With the $20.00 she got from her hair she went to multiple stores to find Jim the perfect gift. Finally after going to all of the stores in the city she found him a gold chain that he could put on his gold watch.
After she got Jim his Christmas gift she went home and made dinner for them. Della was really nervous on how Jim would react to her new hair cut. He was just surprised. Jim got Della a comb for Christmas but with her new hair cut she wouldnt be able to used it.
They decided to eat dinner and just forget about everything.
Jim and Della deide to just put everything behind them and be happy together!