Goodreads Summary: One dollar and eight-seven cents is all the money Della has in the world to buy her beloved husband a Christmas present. She has nothing to sell except her only treasure — her long, beautiful brown hair. Set in New York at the turn of the twentieth century, this classic piece of American literature tells the story of a young couple and the sacrifices each must make to buy the other a gift. This is a simple tale about the rewards of unselfish love.
My views: I have read this story long back. But decided to go for a re-read, this time an audio book (only about 17 minutes long). This is one of those cute stories which make you want to fall in love. Either that or have a really close friend who gives it all up for you. This story is about love, selflessness and sacrifice for the one you love. It is a heart-warming little tale that makes you want to hug both Della and Jim, the characters of the story. Even my Mom loves it (and mind you, she doesn’t read many books, forget raving about them). Recommended read for everyone out there who is still existing without having read this story.