Do Della and Jim make a wise decision in sacrificing their most precious possessions?

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O. Henry himself writes at the end of "The Gift of the Magi":

And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house. 

So according to their creator, Jim and Della were "foolish" and "unwisely" decided to sacrifice their most treasured possessions. But O. Henry suggests that we do a lot of foolish and unwise things for people we love. This is the way we feel about Jim and Della at the end. We feel sorry for them. We feel they are terribly young and naive. Della may...

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