One dollar and eighty-seven cents is all the money Della has to buy her beloved husband a Christmas gift. There are only two treasures in the house: her long, glorious brown hair, and Jim's gold watch that had been his father's and his grandfather's. But Della wants so much to give Jim a gift that she sells her hair and buys him a chain for his treasured watch. What she doesn't know is that Jim wants desperately to give a gift to her as well. This is the touching story about what happens when generosity is added to love.