I would recommend “The Gift of the Magi” to a friend. I think it is a meaningful love story and a classic. I might give it to a friend who is getting married, to remind her that love is more important than possessions.
“The Gift of the Magi” is still a popular story today because of its interesting plot. In the story, a young couple is trying to get gifts. Jim buys his wife a set of combs, only to learn that she has sold her hair. Delia buys Jim a watch band, only to learn that he sold his watch to buy her combs for the beautiful hair she no longer has. Since the story has an ironic surprise ending, it became a classic.
I think the story sends a good message to young couples just starting out, or anyone else, that love is more important than material wealth. It’s also a lesson in communication, because if Delia and Jim had talked to each other they might have avoided the pain.