From Garden Accessories to Custom Jewelry, Trust Herman Hiss for Mother’s Day Gifts May 11, 2017 – Posted in: Featured, The Latest

Strong women with a passion for fulfilling the needs of the local community are a tradition at Herman Hiss & Company.

In 1867, the store opened to sell jewelry, eyeglasses, and fine china and flatware. Brides received a set of good dishes for a wedding and never replaced them. More than a century later, though, home entertaining changed. Party hostesses wanted new, casual dishes. Families wanted to frequently change up their decor.

In the early 1980s, Sally (Hiss) Tabor responded to the new demand by opening a Herman Hiss gift boutique. Contemporary housewares, casual clothing, and gifts for babies and children filled the boutique.

Sally’s daughter, Barb Tabor Bosco, and granddaughter, Christine Schwall, give her the credit for understanding the future of the business. “My mother had such a passion for this business,” said Barb. “She loved the search for new things and knew what was coming.”

As the store celebrates its 150th anniversary, the mother and daughter team of Barb and Christine, continue that tradition. When they visit trade shows to find new lines for the store, they find themselves drawn to similar items. “Our last buying trip was our best ever,” Barb said. “We worked hard, we had a great time, it was like clockwork.”

Nothing keeps your home fresh like a Lampe Berger. The Lampe Berger system, which cleans and scents the air, is available in an incredible variety of styles, designs and materials. Christine and Barb favor the classic, elegance of this crystal-clear lamp ($62.95). Barb adores the Lemon Flower fragrance ($21).

Nora Fleming mini flip-flops turn this classic chip-and-dip bowl into a whimsical addition accessory for your spring table. Barb and Christine love how Nora Fleming minis transform serving pieces for every season.($47.95)

Every woman will love the Lisa Leonard Designs jewelry. Each piece is customized with birthstones or the names of loved ones. Come in this week to create a custom piece of jewelry for Mom or Grandma. The finished piece will arrive shortly after Mother’s Day.

Studio M Garden Poles fit every decorating style, whether Mom has a green thumb or she relies on whimsical hardscaping to make the outdoors beautiful. The poles range in price from $55.95 to $195.

Finally, both Barb and Christine appreciate the versatility of this Grab and Go Multi Wear Knit from Grace and Lace ($44.95). The label offers different ways to wear the same piece, making it perfect for every occasion and for every woman in your life.

Shop online and in our downtown Bay City store.