The holidays are approaching and every year the issue of gift giving comes about. “I should have started planning months ago!” and “This person is the hardest to shop for!” and “I always get this person the same, predictable gifts each year…” are nonstop. This year though, there may be something so generous and thoughtful you can do. It’s not a material gift, but it certainly is quite the gesture that the receiver will be forever grateful for. But this gift idea will only apply to a select group of people. You can give it as an early gift now, or anytime until Christmas for when you’re given the green light.
The gift is a bail bond, and the green light is the moment you learn your loved one has been arrested and granted release upon bail.
While still much more affordable than cash bail, bail bonds can still be rather pricey; after all, it’s something no one is ever prepared to pay for because it’s not like they know their loved one will be arrested some day. But your troubled loved one might need your help to get out of jail. And knowing you and how much you care for this person, you’re not going to turn your back to them.
So, we say, use this as your “gift” to this person this holiday season. How’s that for something new and thoughtful?