At Herman Hiss, we believe cleaning and scrubbing can wait. Babies grow up too fast.


First Gifts

From cozy blankets and sweet books to fine jewelry for special occasions, the baby in your life deserves the Herman Hiss difference.

  • A classic jewelry box, with a pink lining and a twirling ballerina, is perfect for her.
  • Piggybanks protect pennies and other childhood treasures.
  • Crosses remind parents and children that someone prays for them.

  • Bangles and bracelets are sized for children’s wrists.
  • Necklaces and pendants designed to accompany First Communion outfits.
  • Personalized mother’s jewelry is always treasured.
First Flatware

First Flatware

A progressive set of flatware grows with your child. This six-piece set from Oneida starts with a long-handled feeding spoon. Next, a toddler-size spoon and fork help baby begin to master self-feeding. Finally, your baby graduates to a child-size spoon, knife and fork set, The Educator from Oneida  is sure to be treasured for generations.

First Friend

Give a baby a lovie and it may maintain a place of honor in a child’s life right through college. Whether you choose shaggy or fuzzy, whimsical or classic, Bunnies by the Bay is a toy by day and a cuddly, comforting presence at bedtime.


First Keepsakes


For the family who loves keepsakes, Herman Hiss carries a sterling silver set for preserving treasures from baby’s first year. An engravable silver scroll protects a birth or baptismal certificate. The set includes two small silver boxes, one for “My First Curl,” and the other for “My First Tooth.”

Gift Card Promotion through Sunday April 5th!

Store closed until Monday April 13th.


On behalf of everyone at Herman Hiss & Co., our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19—this includes not only those diagnosed with the virus but also their friends and family. Our focus, as always, is on the health and safety of you our customers, our community and of course, our employees.

For this reason, we have made the decision to temporarily close our door to the public effective immediately. We will reopen to the public Monday April 13th at our regular business hours.


We however are here to answer any questions you may have.  Please call Christine or Nick with any questions or needs you may have.


Nick: 989-482-0610

Christine: 989-493-0087


Thank you for your loyalty and understanding during these difficult times.


Christine & Nick Schwall

5th Generation Owners

Herman Hiss & Co.