When Jim buys combs for Della What is the irony?
Just so, what is the irony in the Gift of Magi?
The irony of the ending of "The Gift of the Magi" is the fact that both Della and Jim unselfishly sacrificed their most prized possessions in order to purchase gifts that the other would be thrilled about receiving, but each of them sacrificed the very thing for which the other bought the gift.
One may also ask, how much money does della have to buy a present for Jim? Madame Sofronie agrees and pays her $20. Della is then able to use this $20 to buy Jim a Christmas gift, namely a gold watch chain for his prized pocket watch.
Also to know is, why is it ironic that Jim buys combs for Della's hair?
Della's gift is capitalized because the combs that Jim bought her were special combs that she always wanted. These combs were beautiful, expensive, and she never thought that she would ever possess them.
What does Della do for extra money and how much does she get?
How much does she receive? She cuts her long beautiful hair and gets 20 dollars.