Gift Ideas for Dad

He was your first best friend, is always there to offer a helping hand, and gives the best advice (even if he throws in some corny dad humor along the way). A guy this great deserves a gift to match, so this Father’s Day skip the “World’s Greatest Dad” mug and surprise him with something he’ll really love.

gift ideas for dad 1. A shirt from Columbia Sportswear’s PFG line is a no-fail Father’s Day present. Not only will your dad be well-dressed, he’ll also become obsessed with how comfortable and durable these button up shirts are.

2. If he spends weekends out on the green or fishing on the lake, you can’t go wrong with giving him an Under Armour hat this year.

3. Summer days = lake days. Help him prepare for some serious summer fun with a pair of new boardshorts or swim trunks.

4. Buying himself nice clothes might not be at the top of your dad’s to-do list, so take the guesswork out of looking good and surprise him with an 1897 polo!

5. He needs shirts for his off days as well. Try a v-neck tee and help dad elevate his casual style.

6. Our 1897 shorts will be a home run, no matter your dad’s personal style. At only $29.90, these men’s shorts make for an affordable Father’s Day gift your wallet will love just as much as he does.

7. For the guy who already has everything, try a Yeti rambler! These personal drink coolers are tough, hard-wearing, and maintain ice twice as long as plastic tumblers — and it works just as well for hot beverages.

Find these gift ideas for dad and more at Glik’s!

Gift Ideas for Dad

4 Must Have Memorial Day Outfits

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Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off to summer, so start off the best (and hottest) season of the year with a bang! From American Flag tank tops to red, white, and blue maxi skirts, Glik’s has so many cute options that will have you celebrating the holiday weekend in style.

If you’re heading to the beach…

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Beach days are the best days…when you’re properly prepared! In addition to a cute swimsuit, don’t forget to bring extra clothes, a beach towel, and most importantly– your sunscreen!

If you’re going to a barbecue…

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Nothing screams “USA Forever” like a good ‘ole fashioned cook out. This is your chance to really play up your favorite Americana outfit. Try pairing a blue tank dress with a red lace bralette!

If you’re watching late night fireworks…

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The temperature is bound to drop by the time the show starts, so don’t be left in the cold! Throw on a cute American Flag shirt, boyfriend jeans, and your trusty Converse for a no fail look.

If you’re traveling…

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No matter if you’re flying or heading out on a long road trip, comfort is key. It can’t possibly get any more comfy than a Piko top and boyfriend jeans! Add a trucker hat to complete your laid-back but cute outfit.

Like what you see? Shop these Memorial Day outfits and more American Flag apparel!

4 Must Have Memorial Day Outfits

U.S.A. Forever: American Flag Clothing for Men

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Whether you’re spending the glorious three day weekend at your rich aunt’s annual Memorial Day barbecue bash, jet skiing on the lake with your crew, or keeping it laid back at a pool party, it’s imperative that you look good.

I know not everyone wants to look like a walking American Flag, and that’s totally cool. If you don’t want your whole look to scream “MERICA!” just throw on a cool Americana snapback hat and you’ll be good to go.

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If you’re a guy who’s more comfortable dressing for the holiday, step up your game with a red, white and blue tank top or American flag swim trunks. Rowdy Gentleman basically runs the game when it comes to patriotic clothing, but you can find a ton of other killer Americana apparel here.

rowdy gentleman shirts

And for those of you who are in it to win it…

american flag suitIf you wish Uncle Sam was a blood relative, you should go all out with this American Flag suit. The Stars and Stripes suit comes with everything you need to hit it out of the park this Memorial Day. Inside the box you’ll find a star print suit jacket, red slim fit trousers, and a striped tie. AKA patriotic perfection.

No matter your style, there’s nothing wrong with having a little fun and showing off a bit with American Flag clothing.

U.S.A. Forever: American Flag Clothing for Men

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

“A Mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take”


With Mother’s Day approaching, it’s time to think about what to get the woman who has been there for you since day one.  Forget about flowers since they will only last a week, at most.  Get mom something that she will be able to cherish much longer.

Here are a few Mother’s Day gift ideas that we love:

Love Stitch Fringed Shawl Sweater: love stitch clothing

This is the perfect sweater for a mom who loves a cute layered look. This sweater can easily be styled with a basic cami and simple necklace or worn over a denim shirt for a fashionable look. These fringe sweaters also look cute when worn with either jeans or leggings.  The best part is that it’s crafted with a lightweight fabric and easily transitions from season to season. You can find a wide selection of colors here on our website.

Piko Topspiko tops

Piko tops are undoubtedly one of those most comfortable brand of tops ever made.  They come in so many different styles and colors, so they are super versatile and can be dressed up or down.  Don’t be discouraged about the oversized fit of these tops.  They can be styled in a variety of ways so they are flattering on just about everyone!  Mom definitely needs a few of these in her closet!

Elan Cold Shoulder Tops:

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These are the perfect tops for a mom who is a fashionista!  Cold shoulder tops look great when styled with a pair of skinny jeans and wedges for a more dressy look. She can also pair either of these cute shirts with shorts and a flat sandal for more casual occasions.

Alex and Ani Bracelets:

alex and ani mother's day braceletsIf clothes aren’t necessarily your mom’s thing, jewelry is a great alternative.  Alex and Ani offers a great selection of Mother’s Day bracelets. Choose from the Mom Color Infusion Swarovski Set, the Unbreakable Bond set or a Mom Charm Bangle.  With such sweet meanings, any mom would love to get one of these on her special day.  As an added bonus, there’s no need to worry about what size to buy because these bracelets are one size fits all!

And while we’re sure that your mom would love any of these Mother’s Day gift ideas, we’re equally as sure that she also wants to spend some quality time with you! Presents are wonderful… but presents and dinner are the way to go.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Grown Up Easter Basket Ideas from Glik’s

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Whether you’re shopping for your teenage son/daughter, significant other, or your best friend there’s no age limit on Easter baskets, right? Right.

We have plenty of options at Glik’s to bring a smile to your special someone this holiday and while there’s not a piece of candy or pastel egg in sight, they’re sure to love their grown up Easter basket all the same.

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If you’re shopping for a guy, you can’t go wrong with:

  • An Avid fishing hat. I’ve skipped a bag and opted to use this fishing hat instead.
  • Sanuk flip-flops. While you’re at it, buy a pair for yourself. Seriously, these sandals are heavenly.
  • A Fripp and Folly t-shirt. With southern themed graphics, these comfy tees are great for the outdoors loving guy.
  • A Southern Tide koozie. Warm weather is on the horizon which means so are backyard barbeques and days on the lake. He’ll be happy to have this drink sleeve to keep his beverages cool!
  • A pair of sunglasses. Who doesn’t need a new pair of shades?
  • A Glik’s gift card. Guys are hard to shop for. Take the guesswork out and let him shop for what he really wants.

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If you’re shopping for a young woman, a foolproof assortment includes:

  • A Simply Southern cosmetic case! These preppy bags are cute, practical, and a steal at only $14!
  • Stance Socks. Both comfy and cute, Stance Socks have just as much personality as your favorite chick.
  • A Southern Tide koozie. Because girls need a good koozie just as much as any guy.
  • A Simply Southern t-shirt. She’s guaranteed to love the preppy prints and southern saying on these southern tees.
  • A Simply Southern phone case and car magnet. Preppy accessories are all the rage right now, plus they’ll coordinate perfectly with her new t-shirt. J
  • Sunglasses. Like I said before, who doesn’t need a new pair?

While these gifts are great and I hope this post gives you inspiration, don’t forget the time you spend with the people you love is more valuable and will be cherished more than any present.

Happy Easter and happy shopping!

Grown Up Easter Basket Ideas from Glik’s

What to Wear on Valentine’s Day: Ladies’ Night

Flying solo on February 14th? That’s no excuse not to rock a fun Valentine’s Day outfit. After all, a Valentine’s spent with your girlfriends is a guaranteed stress free good time and what could be better than that? Whether your group is treating yourselves to dinner or staying in and attempting that yummy recipe you found on Pinterest, I’ve put together a few outfit ideas to help you dress accordingly.

If you’re going out..
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If the plan is to dress up, go out, and be the fiercest single girl squad, this is the outfit to do it in. I love the simplicity of this off the shoulder Ellison top. It shows just the right amount of skin and is something you’ll definitely wear again. Pair this shoulder baring top with light wash KanCan Jeans and ballet flats. Complete your V-day ensemble with oversized stud earrings and a swipe of Too Faced Melted Liquefied Long Wear Lipstick in Bordeaux.

If you’re keeping it casual…

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Maybe your girl gang is amped to go bowling or eat your weight in movie theatre popcorn on Valentine’s Day. Either way, you’ll look and feel great in this getup. This plaid shirt by Thread and Supply is seriously perfect. I suggest keeping it comfy with distressed Flying Monkey Jeans, a C.C. Beanie, and your trusty Converse shoes. Add a touch of color to your lips with the Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm in Super Strawberry.

If you’re staying in…

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If your crew has planned a hot group date with an on-screen Ryan Gosling and an endless amount of junk food, I know just the Valentine’s Day outfit you should wear. Southern Shirt Company tees literally could not be any more comfortable. Plus they have a relaxed fit, so you can eat your little heart out (I’m not judging and neither will your girlfriends). Keep the comfy going with a pair of boyfriend fit Flying Monkey Jeans and Sperry shoes. Make sure your lips stay hydrated with Bobbi Brown Lip Balm.

No matter your plans, enjoy the time you spend with your true soul mates– your girl friends!

What to Wear on Valentine’s Day: Ladies’ Night

What to Wear on Valentine’s Day: Date Night

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re lucky, your significant other has already made plans for the two of you to celebrate this romantic holiday. Now that your plans are set, I bet you’re wondering what to wear. Never fear, I’ve got three Valentine’s Day outfits that will impress far beyond February 14th.

Everly Clothing Mock Neck Dress

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This sleeveless shift dress from Everly is guaranteed to help you steal his heart. I love this dress because it is ultra feminine and easy to accessorize.  Did I mention this dress is fully lined? For a complete look, pair this Everly dress with gold accessories, a killer pair of heels, and a glossy lip.  Try the Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in Moonglow.  It’s the perfect soft pink nude color.

Elan Clothing Floral Print Dress with Bell Sleeves

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Hands down, this Elan Clothing dress is my favorite! The floral pattern and color combination of this dress are romantic without looking overly festive.  The sleeves are unlined, but the body of the dress is fully lined so you won’t need to fuss with a slip.  With a flattering A-line silhouette, this Elan dress is a solid option for every body type.  Pair this floral dress with a great pair of wedges, a statement necklace and mauve lip.  Try the Tarteist Lip Paint by Tarte in Fomo.

Pink so not your color? Try this Valentine’s Day outfit!

Elan Clothing Black Dress with Crochet Detail Sleeves

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If you’re so not into wearing red or pink clothes this Valentine’s Day, you can always opt for my go-to color:  black.  This dress, also by Elan Clothing, is a great option to wear out with your S.O. without feeling like a walking advertisement for the holiday.  It has a slight high-low hemline and long bell sleeves with crochet detail.  This dress is unlined so dress accordingly underneath 😉 Style this number with gold accessories and a wedge sandal. Add a pop of color on your lips with Studded Kiss Lipstick by Kat Von D in Lullaby.

Have a great Valentine’s Day ❤

What to Wear on Valentine’s Day: Date Night

A Gift Giving Guide for Valentine’s Day

We’re always trying to find the perfect gift to give to our valentine’s and although there are a thousand of ideas out there your just not sure if she will love it! Here is a gift giving guide that will help you pick out the perfect Valentine’s Day gift that she will love!

Alex and Ani

Alex and AniYou won’t go wrong giving your valentine an Alex and Ani bangle this year! And you’re probably thinking there are just way too many bangles to pick out the perfect one that she will love. Well, here is a little guidance for getting her the perfect Alex and Ani bangle!

If she is just starting her collection then I always recommend giving The Path of Life or the Tree of Life bangle. The Path of Life stands for strength, motivation and knowledge. The Tree of Life stands for hope, conservation, and growth. I think these are the two most generic Alex and Ani bangles that would be perfect for just about anyone.

If you don’t think The Path of Life or The Tree of Life are the perfect ones for her then there are plenty of other options. Another one I would recommend is the initials bangles or the birthstone bangles.  These are more personal and you won’t go wrong giving your valentine one of these.Alex and Ani

And the last option I recommend is the Alex and Ani Valentine’s Day Collection. There are many different styles to choose from in this collection. Pictured below is the Love Set of 3 paired with many other Alex and Ani bangles. I personally love this set because it includes the Love Color Infusion Charm Bangle, a metal beaded bangle and a metal and glass beaded bangle all in the Shiney Rose Gold.

Key Chains and Koozies

Natural Life Key ChainsAlthough the Alex and Ani bangles are nice, we have Natural Life key chains and koozies that would also be perfect for your valentine. These cute key chains are a daily reminder to stay positive with quotes like “Don’t look back you’re not going that way” andNatural Life Koozies “I think I’ll just be happy today.” These koozie are always fun and enjoyable. There is a quote on one that I just love and would be perfect for your valentine, “Live by the Sun, love by the Moon.” Evenif your valentine isn’t a girlfriend or wife, these Natural Life accessories would be perfect for either your best friend or sister that could be your valentine this year.

Simply Southern

For your preppy or young valentine, Simply Southern will be the perfect Valentine’s day
gift for her. From several different styles of tees, to accessories, we have the perfect
Simply Southern Valentine’s Day gift that just about any girl will love!

Simply Southern TeeTees

Give her the Valentine’s Day gift that she will LOVE this year! Simply Southern has ador
able tees that will be perfect for Valentine’s Day, wearing or gifting. One of my favorites is our brick colored one that has the quote “Do Everything with Love” screen-printed on the back. Another tee that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day would be our coral colored tee that has the quote “Let All That You Do Be Done with Love” screen printed on the back.

Keychains

Every girl loves monograms! We just received new Simply Southern Monogram key chains that your valentine will love. Perfect for your little valentine in middle school or high school that needs the perfect keychain for her house gift giving ideaskey or for the sorority girlthat just loves monograms!

Magnets

Another great gift for the girl that loves monograms is these magnets. Your little valentine could decorate her school locker with her monogrammed magnet or the sorority girl can use it in her dorm or put it on her car. Either way, girls of all ages will love this gift!

CC Beanies

CC Beanies

Every girl loves CC Beanies! It doesn’t matter if your valentine is your girlfriend or your daughter, either way they will love it! Coming in various colors and styles, this beanie will be an easy gift to give.

Stance Socks 

Stance Socks for WomenIf your valentine is anything like me then they are a sucker for a cute pair of socks. I wear them around the house and with my tall fall boots.
Other girls have been styling them with their converse and other casual shoes. Either way they will love a fun pair of socks for Valentine’s Day!

Gift Giving Guide for Men

Star Wars Stance Socks

No worries, Star Wars Stance SocksYoda only one for mewe didn’t forget about the impossible ones to shop for!? If your valentine is a Star War’s fan then we have the perfect Valentine’s Day for gift for them! This is a great gift for guys! It’s simple but still thoughtful.

1897 Men’s Henleys

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Another great option for men are these 1897 Henleys for Men. These basics will become a favorite of his. Great for the end of winter and the beginging of spring. These henleys are a must have!

A Gift Giving Guide for Valentine’s Day

New Year’s Resolutions: Keep It Real

New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep

With the New Year only days away, it’s safe to say we’re all doing a little self-reflecting. Resolving to be better, promising to eat healthier, and live a more productive life in general are all well and good, but let’s face it, New Year’s resolutions are easier said than done. The key is setting resolutions that you’ll actually keep. I’ve come up with a list that is short, sweet, and isn’t a set up for failure.

This list of New Year’s Resolutions is geared towards guys, but can definitely apply to ladies as well.

  1. Clean out your closet.

Quit letting old duds take up space in your closet. If it’s something that you don’t like or never wear, then it needs to go. Donate it, give it to a friend, throw it away, do what you gotta do. Just stop hanging on to unnecessary items.

follow this guide.

  1. Improve your fitness routine and eating habits.

Whether this means hitting the gym more frequently or just reaching for the chips less often, finding ways to take better care of yourself is never a bad thing.

P.S. it never hurts to look good while doing this, so shop here.

put down the pizza.

  1. Spend less time in front of a screen.

The world will not stop turning if you don’t refresh your newsfeed 25 times a day. You might actually discover that you enjoy the real world and real people around you more than the cyber world if you sign out every now and again.

seriously, put down your phone.

  1. Be more proactive.

In general, just get your stuff together, man. Winterize your car before it snows. Stock up on all of your must-haves for Spring Break when you book your trip. Repair your bean bags and buy a new cooler before summer bbqs start again. Don’t let yourself be unprepared for things you know are coming up.

seriously, don't be lazy.

  1. Manage your finances.

Set a budget or at least open a savings account. It will pay off in the long run.

quit wasting your money.

What other resolutions are you setting this year?

*Photos courtesy of Pinterest*

New Year’s Resolutions: Keep It Real

Easy Dessert Recipe: No Bake Hot Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

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If you’re anything like me, the second you get invited to yet another holiday get-together, you start pondering what food you’re going to have to bring. The thought of having to actually cook/bake/make something that someone other than my husband will eat sends me into a minor panic. I’m the girl that forgot to add cheese to Buffalo Cheese Dip. The girl that didn’t realize you should drain the grease from hamburger meat before adding it to chili. When I say I can’t cook, I’m not just being modest. Even an easy dessert recipe can intimidate me.

I really have no idea

However, I’m also constantly pinning recipes to my Pinterest boards with the belief that I’ll, one day, change my undomesticated ways. When a potluck for work popped up this week, I decided that attempting a no bake dessert should be simple enough even I could handle it. If it turned out horribly, I could always run to the grocery store and fool my coworkers with something from the bakery.

The easy recipe I found is for a No Bake Hot Chocolate Cheesecake Dip. This simple dessert only calls for 6 ingredients and doesn’t require a lot of time.

hot chocolate cheesecake dip

Ingredients:

  • One 8 oz. package cream cheese
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup marshmallow fluff
  • 1 cup powdered hot chocolate mix
  • ¾ cup Cool Whip
  • 2-3 candy canes (crushed)

You’ll also need these:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixer
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Serving bowl and plate

Here’s all you do:

  1. Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the Greek yogurt, marshmallow fluff, and hot chocolate mix. Beat again until fully mixed and fluffy.
  2. Fold in ½ cup of Cool Whip until fully mixed.
  3. Here, I transferred the dip from my mixing bowl to a nicer bowl for serving.
  4. Top with remaining Cool Whip and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
  5. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

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Voilà! This easy dessert recipe makes about 2 cups and can be served with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, mini cookies, pretzels, or practically any other sweet treat.

Easy Dessert Recipe: No Bake Hot Chocolate Cheesecake Dip