Della has such beautiful hair. For Christmas I should get her something to showcase it!
I have to get Jim a great present because he deserves it.What can I do to get more than $1.87?
I wish I had my watch to go with this amazing chain.
I can't wait for my hair to grow back.
Della and Jim were a young couple with not a lot of money. In fact, Jim only makes $20 a week! They live in a somewhat run-down apartment, and it is Christmas Eve.
While Jim is at work, Della decides that she needs to get the best present for him, becuase he has to work so hard for not a good wage, and becuase she loves him so much. She decides to sell her hair, which is her most prized possession, to get $20 to buy Jim a platinum chain for his watch, which is his most prized possesion.
As it turns out, both Della and Jim decided that the other person means more than there prized possession. Jim sold his watch to get combs for Della's hair, and Della sold her hair to buy a chain for Jim's watch. The irony is that they both sacrificed the thing that the other bought the gift for, so that neither of them got a great gift.