The Author of this short story is O Henry. The gift of Magi is a book about a girl named Della that wants to get a gift for Christmas. Della wants to buys a watch chain that she gives to her master, Jim. She is given $20.00 from a barber she sold her hair to. She searches all the stores lookin for the perfect gift for Jim. I think this story is a very good story. I think you should read this short story. I would rate this short story 5 stars.