Della was very sad because she only had one dollar and eighty cents and she thought that she didn't have enough money to buy Jim a present. "Della counted it three times. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas.
"she moved quickly out the door and down the street". Della had decided to tell her hair to Mrs. Sofronie. She bought it for 20 dollars
After Della had sold her hair she went out shopping for a present for Jim. she was exited that she could finally get Jim a good present but she was also nervous that he wouldn't love her anymore because she cut off her hair. "And the next 2 hours seemed to fly. She was going from one shop to another, to find a gift for Jim"
Jim arrived at home and Della was very nervous that he wouldn't love because of her hair. "Jim, dear, she cried, don't look at me like that. I had my hair cut off and sold it. I couldn't live through Christmas without giving you a gift."
Della was very still worried about her appearance towards Jim. When he came in he looked very confused and somewhat upset because she had cut off her hair. "You say your hair is gone?" - Jim
Jim had sold his watch to buy Della combs for her hair but Della sold her hair to buy a chain for Jim's watch . "Of all people who give gifts, these two were the most wise. Of all who give and receive gifts, such as they are the most wise. Everywhere they are the wise ones. They are the Magi."