Della sat down on the couch and cried. "One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all." "And the next day would be Christmas" (Henry).
Della needed some money to buy a present for Jim.Della had very long hair and long hair was worth a lot more than short hair. "'Will you buy my hair?' asked Della. 'I buy hair,' said Madame"
"She found it at last. It surely had been made for Jim and no one else" (Henry) Della had been searching every store for the perfect present for Jim. She finally found a chain for his most prized possession; his watch.
Jim was a little worried when Della was opening her present. "'But if you’ll unwrap that package you may see why you had me going a while at first'” (Henry). Jim had bought something for Della's hair but was was worried because Della cut off her hair.
Della was very excited to give Jim is present. "Jim had not yet seen his beautiful present. She held it out to him eagerly upon her open palm. The dull precious metal seemed to flash with a reflection of her bright and ardent1spirit.
'Isn’t it a dandy, Jim? I hunted all over town to find it. You’ll have to look at the time a hundred times a day now. Give me your watch. I want to see how it looks on it'” (Henry).
Instead of Jim taking the chain to put on his watch, he sat on the couch. "'I sold the watch to get the money to buy your combs'" (Henry). Jim tells Della that they should put their presents away and continue with their daily lives. They can always use the presents later.