12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas from the Raby Institute

It’s that time of year again for our #12DaysOfAlmaGifts.Give the gift of health to your loved ones this year by choosing from our wide array of health an wellness products. From books and shawls to lotions and essential oils, we have what you need to help the people in your life de-stress and live mindfully. 
If you’re still searching for that perfect, unique gift for the loved one in your life who has everything, our on-site apothecary, Alma, has just what you need. Retail coordinators in Alma can help you build the perfect gift package, focused on relaxation, pampering, and health. 
Tune into the Raby Institute Facebook page for daily gift ideas, or check back in here for an updated list of our “12 Days of Alma Gift Ideas.” You can place orders via ShopRaby.com, stop in, or call the Raby Institute at (312) 276-1212.

Need more gift ideas this holiday season? For the next 12 days, we'll give you inspiration for all those special someones on your list!

Day 1:
For Day 1 of our 12 Days of Alma Gifts, Integrative Psychotherapist Erin Brewer recommends A Circus of One--an emotional memoir written by Dr. Raby's brother, Adam Francis Raby.

Day 2: 
Katherine Thurer
Day 2 of our 12 Days of Alma Gifts features Integrative Gynecologist Katherine Thurer, MD. She's wearing one of our beautiful prayer shawls and reading one of the many great books available here. These are perfect gifts for staying warm this season and settling down for some quiet time with a good book.

Day 3:
For Day 3 of our #12DaysOfAlmaGifts, here's Sharlene, our medical assistant supervisor, highlighting some of the relaxation items available here in Alma or at http://www.shopraby.com/. For that overly stressed person in your life, create a gift basket of calming lavender candle, green tea, and manuka honey. It's the perfect combination to de-stress and relax.

Day 4:
You may know Patient Care Coordinator MJ from our front desk. Did you know she also loves essential oils? Our Day 4 ?#‎12DaysOfAlmaGifts? would make the perfect present for anyone in your life; just pick the right combination—for stress, energy, peace, or whatever that person in your life might need. Our Alma staff is here to help you decide, or you can order online via http://shopraby.com.

Day 5:
For that bath lover in your life, check out this delicious Rose Petal After-Bath Moisturizer by Epicuren Skin Care, featured here with Raby Institute Practice Manager John. Stop by to say hello and pick it up in Alma, or place an order via http://www.shopraby.com/#12DaysOfAlmaGifts Day 5!

Day 6:
Kathy Chavez, ND
Our sweet Dr. Kathy Chavez is ready for#12DaysOfAlmaGifts! She's holding our sweetest gift of all for Day 6: Not Your Sugar Mamas handmade raw chocolate. These antioxidant-rich superfood chocolates are made on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard and come in a variety of flavors. Stop in to pick up your own sweet gifts or visithttp://www.shopraby.com/ #giftideas#healthyholidays

Day 7:
Day 7! Retail Coordinator Jessi took most of our#12DaysOfAlmaGifts photos this year, including this#selfie with one of her favorite gifts: Young Living Essential Oils Stress-Away. If you're done with your holiday shopping, stop by our apothecary to pick up this reward for yourself. And if you're still checking off your nice list, this would make a great gift for anyone in your life who could use a moment of relaxation. Check http://wwww.shopraby.com/ or visit us for even more great gift ideas!

Day 8:
Alejandro in sleep mask
Medical Assistant Supervisor Alejandro is ready for that post-holiday nap! Day 8 of our#12DaysOfAlmaGifts brings us this soothing 40 Blinks Sleep Mask by Bucky. Relax yourself or give the gift of relaxation by picking up a mask at our apothecary Alma or shopping online at http://shopraby.com/ 

Day 9:
Our #12DaysOfAlmaGifts brings us Nurse Practitioner Sejal, who is wearing the Sonoma#Lavender Neck pillow while she relaxes between patient appointments. Give this Day 9 gift to someone in your life who could use a moment of relaxation at work or at home. Visit http://shopraby.com/ or stop by our apothecary.

Day 10:
Patient Care Coordinator Molly is engrossed in the pictorial journey that is Follow Your Gut by Rob Knight. Allergies, asthma, obesity, stomachaches, acne: These are just a few of the conditions that may be caused—and cured—by the microscopic life inside us. This book will teach you how to use groundbreaking science to improve your health, mood, and more. Stop by Alma or visit http://shopraby.com/ to pick up a copy for the person in your life who needs a little motivation to eat right and improve health.#12DaysOfAlmaGifts Day 10!

Day 11:
For Day 11 of #12DaysOfRabyGifts, Medical Assistant Tierra is wearing a beautiful braided Abigail necklace by La Pucara Jewelry Collections. Each necklace from La Pucara is one of a kind, handcrafted with seeds sustainably harvested from the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. Visit http://shopraby.com/ to order one of these necklaces for yourself or someone special in your life.

Day 12:

Dominic Patawaran  Michelle Angel and Susan Duma, PsyD

We wanted to wait until after the holidays to bring you Day 12 of our?#‎12DaysOfAlmaGifts?. And bonus! Here are TWO gift ideas—either for yourself as you ring in the new year or for the person in your life for whom you still need the perfect gift. Check out Integrative Medicine Primary Care Physician Dominic Patawaran, MD, with the calming Himalayan Salt Serenity Bowl by Solay Wellness Inc. Then we have Acupuncturist Michelle Angel and Integrative Psychologist Susan Duma sniffing delicious Sonoma lavender sachets. Stop in or visit http://shopraby.com for more on these holistic gifts.

"Dr. Raby is one big ball of positive energy! She is very inspiring and upbeat. I feel good when I leave her office - I feel empowered and encouraged."
- Raby Institute patient