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Easy and Elegant Describe Kathleen Jankoska’s Favorites

Clean, classic lines and understated elegance mark the items selected by Sales Associate Kathleen Jankoska as her personal favorites. Just because an ice bucket is functional doesn't mean it can't also be beautiful. At $150, this Nambe ice container is a work of art. This gold bangle bracelet, highlighted by glittery Swarovski crystals, is versatile enough to easily transform from a workday accessory into an elegant, evening piece.  $169. Kathleen is drawn to the classic… Continue reading

GurglePot™ Creates Soothing Sounds

The sound of moving water relaxes like no other. Capture that restful feeling every day in your home with the soothing sounds of GurglePot™. The Gurgle Pot backstory starts in Southern France. Company founder, Matt Ellison, visited a small French town for his brother’s wedding. He stayed with French hosts, who spoke no English. Matt spoke no French. During a long dinner, a fish-shaped water pitcher gurgled when poured. Matt poured glass after glass of…

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Summer Clearance Sale Begins

Our showroom overflows to the sidewalk the next couple days during downtown Bay City’s Sidewalk Days. Stop by the store anytime between now and Saturday to see special prices on jewelry, housewares, gifts and more. Items are marked 50% off and more. We’ll display new items each day, so stop by more than once so you don’t miss anything. We’re open until 5:30 p.m. today (Wed., July 20.) On Thurs., July 21, we’re open from…

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Cindy Beekman’s Choices Highlight Totes, Jewelry and Family

Ask Sales Associate Cindy Beekman about her favorite items in the Herman Hiss showroom and you'll learn a little about her family. Cindy's father loved dragonflies, so the Uno de Fifty Dragon Fly Bracelet ($125) is a natural choice. Her granddaughters are Michigan State University students, so the Vera Bradley Green and White MSU Large Duffel Travel Bag at $108 is another favorite. Like everyone in the store, Cindy has her lottery pieces all selected. If she… Continue reading
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Caldwell Family Wins Baseball Tickets

Congratulations to Katie Korthals Caldwell, who won our Detroit Tigers ticket contest! Katie told a sweet story about her son, Landen, asking for 10 more minutes of sleep in the morning to dream about baseball. His dad, Jeremy Caldwell, supports Landen’s dreams by volunteering as his baseball coach. “As long as Landen has been able to talk, he has stated that will be a Detroit Tiger one day.” Thank you to everyone who entered our Tiger…

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Dad’s Favorite Gifts for Father’s Day Come From Herman Hiss

Not sure what to get for Father's Day? Relax and check out these ideas for dad. Buy at Herman Hiss and we'll wrap it, freeing you up to figure out what size steaks to grill for dinner on Father's Day, June 19. Nick loves the White Wing Small Duffel ($250). This classic-looking, durable bag is small enough to fit in an already packed-to-the-rafters car and large enough to hold everything he needs for a long weekend.… Continue reading
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Hiss’s Closing For Memorial Day Weekend

In observance of Memorial Day weekend, Herman Hiss & Company will be closed from Sat., May 28 through Mon., May 30. We encourage everyone to take a moment this weekend to remember that Memorial Day is one of the nation’s most solemn holidays. It honors the countless men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Photo credit: US Army Africa via visualhunt.com.  

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Win Baseball Tickets in our Father’s Day Contest

In March 2014, the greatest gift I could ever receive was born and his name is Hunter. My son has grown so quickly and, now, at the age of 2, I find he is attached to my hip. I wouldn’t want it any other way. It is wonderful for a dad to see his son share his passions. In this picture, you can see we share a love for baseball. He comes to almost every…

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Sip Tea While Strolling Through Our Indoor Garden

No matter what weather Michigan throws at us this weekend, you can enjoy a Garden & Tea Party on Saturday at Herman Hiss & Company. As our guest, you’ll stroll through our garden of accessories to beautify your yard and add a designer touch to your outdoor parties this summer. While browsing, please enjoy treats and samples of Tea Forte items. Party guests who spend $50 or more on any outdoor, garden accessory, receive a…

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Christine Shares What She Loves from the Hiss’s Collection

Christine Shares What She Loves from the Hiss's Collection From jewelry to kitchen accessories to handbags, gifts from Herman Hiss will put a smile on Mom's face next weekend. Christine Schwall, 5th generation family-gift buyer, loves pointing children and husbands to some of her favorite items in the store. To save yourself time and money, shop our online store and use the code "ilovemom" for 10% off full-price items. Discount offer is available exclusively in… Continue reading