Della had tried to save up money, but when Christmas Eve came, she had hardly any money. She was very sad.
I only have $1.87! How will I buy an amazing gift for Jim?
My father passed down the most amazing watch in the world.
Although very poor, Jim and Della each had something very valuable. Jim cherished his watch, and Della loved her hair.
I'm in love with my beautiful Hair!
In desperation for quick cash, Della thought of the idea to sell her hair. She got $20 for her hair and bought Jim a Gold Watch Chain without thinking twice.
I'll take it for $20
Will you please buy my hair!? PLEASE?
Only when she got home, she realized what a great mistake she made. She tried to cover up her head.
Oh NO!!! What have I done? I must cover it up. Jim is going to kill me once he see's this!
When Jim arrived at home for dinner he was in complete shock. Not only was he surprised at her hair, but he realized he sold his watch for no reason.
Jim don't look at me like that! I had to do it, I had to get you an amazing gift.
I sold my watch to buy you these combs.
Della finds out that her gift is useless and also Jim finds out the same thing. Jim suggests that they should just put away the gifts and eat dinner. They learned their lesson, and this is where the themes are really expressed in the story.
Lets just put our gifts away for now, lets eat dinner.
I sold my hair to buy you this chain for your special watch.