this is Della, and her husband Jim are a very poor couple but is rich in love. Christmas is coming us and she only has 1.87 after spending it on other things.
she starts to panic because lets be honest what can you get for $1.
he then pulls out combs, like real pretty ones that are not cheap... she then holds back tears and he says that he sold his watch to get the combs
she then meets a girl and a salon that offers her $20 for all her long and beautiful hair, and as helpless and she is she takes it to make Jim happy
when shes looking for the perfect gift for Jim, she finds a chain for Jim's golden pocket watch that his dad and his dad was worn. its a silver platinum chain for $21.
when he comes from work the next day and sees her, he just looks at her all confused and then she finally admits to cutting off her hair so she can pay for his gift. and hes shocked because she revealed the silver chain for his watch.