Della is saddened by the reasoning that she cannot give her love "Jim" a gift for Christmas because she only has 1.87 cents
Della thinks of ways she can get Jim a gift until it hits her, her hair is so long, beautiful, and precious. So she can sell it!
Della is going to buy Jim a chain with the money she gets from selling her hair for Jim's watch
Della was confused because Jim was looking at her so strangely because she cut her hair because she claimed it would grow back fast
Della comes to find out that Jim had bought her the combs she had wanted for her long beautiful hair that she couldn't afford with money from his valuable watch he sold.They were now a useless gift and also the chain Della bought was useless because it couldn't go with Jim's watch.