This eloquent, easy to produce short play dramatizes the theme that true gifts come from the heart and cannot be purchased. Trinka wants more than anything to give her husband the gift he has always wanted. Ludwig seeks to give his wife her secret desire. Their most valuable possessions are bartered in order to purchase gifts for the other: Trinka's long, beautiful hair for a watch fob and gold chain; Ludwig's watch for a magnificent set of tortoise-shell combs for Trinka. This compassionate play, some of which is in imaginative verse, captures the essence of the Christmas message.