Top Three Housewarming Gifts from Mo’s General Store

With the real estate market as hot as it is in Vancouver right now, chances are you have a friend or family member who has recently moved into new digs. Help them celebrate and make their new house a home with one of these popular housewarming presents from Mo’s General Store.

A Succulent Plant

Plants are great way to add colour, vibrancy and a sense of warmth to a new home, and for giftees who happen to have less-than-green thumbs (or simply don’t have time to tend to plants), succulents are ideal. Among the most versatile plants you could choose for a gift, as they look great on a living room mantle, kitchen counter top or even a well-lit bathroom. We carry a variety of succulents as well as lots of pretty containers and pots in which to present them (the wooden options and ceramic owl are especially adorable).

A Lampe Berger

Before oil diffusers were a “thing”, there was the lampe Berger. Invented in a hospital in France in 1898, it uses a catalytic converter (not a flame) to diffuse fragrant oils into the air, obliterating any bacteria and odours, such as those from cooking or pets. The lamps are now available in 150 beautiful designs, often in delicate glass, and coveted by collectors worldwide.

Mo’s General Store is one of the few retailers in Vancouver to carry the lamps (the store’s offerings range in price from $60 to $200) and adjoining 20 fragrances, the most popular of which are the Ocean Breeze and Lavender Fields. Those on a budget can opt for the $50 “Starter Kit” which includes a glass lamp, catalytic burner and Ocean Breeze and Essential Neutral fragrances.

 Locally Designed Tea Towels

Whether they just moved in or not, a person can never have too many tea towels! We have loads of linen and cotton designs—from the luxurious to the quirky—that your giftee will be proud to display in their new kitchen. Danica Studio’s are designed in Vancouver, and Banquet Workshop’s are designed and made in Canada. Roll one up and include it as a small second item along with a larger gift or wrap up a stack of five in a pretty bow to present as the main gift.

Lastly, don’t forget the greeting card! We have tons of unique designs from Banquet Workshop and F as in Frank.