The season is changing. We’re throwing open the windows for the spring breezes. We’re knee deep in dirt in our gardens. We’re feeling the spring sun on our backs. It’s time to freshen up our yards, and there’s no better way to do it than by bringing a little bit of the Yard on board!
Picnic by the Patio
When you take a break from mulching that flowerbed or setting the pavers down in the pebbles, you’re probably ready for a tall glass of iced tea or lemonade and a fresh lunch. Take this class blanket over to where you’re working and feel the warm breeze as you savor the snacks. Available in several of the current classes at the Academy, this soft and cozy blanket is made for picnics and is a great way to take your Navy pride wherever you find a good spot to sit and relax. It’s super portable, so you can bring it on the Yard and enjoy the scenery here, too. Or give it as a gift to your favorite midshipman for something that’s pretty, practical and a thoughtful reminder of their time at the Academy.
While you’re picnicking, you can also set up a comfortable Navy chair. This multi-use chair is great for on-the-go games, gathering with friends around the fire, or relaxing around town . Durable and easy to fold, this elite chair with a charging Bill keeps you comfortable with a breathable mesh back, adjustable armrests and cup holders for beverages. The matching bag allows for easy carry. The Hoss quad chair is another great option with a charging Bill and features a mesh pocket on the back, an oversized beverage holder and sturdy construction.
Decorate Your Garden
One of the most exciting parts about spring is watching the bulbs make their way back up to fill your garden with color and fragrance. Adding in annuals along the way is also a beautiful welcome to spring. While your hands are in the dirt, you can plant some Navy spirit in your garden with this handsome banner garden flag. It’s double-sided so you’ll see gold on one side and Navy on the other—with Bill on both. The split bottom provides a festive look, and the Naval Academy flag celebrates midshipmen and Navy fans alike. If you have a large garden, you can even line up a few along the path for a regal welcome. Navyonline.com offers additional flags you can display; shop online to buy the best U.S. Navy flags.
For a whimsical ornament, the Navy garden balloon spinner adds a unique and airy look to your garden, patio or yard. The streamer catches the wind with mesmerizing effect and the charging Bill balloon is a great conversation piece. Fun and frolicky, it brings the yard to life.
If you’re hoping to do some bird watching in your yard, these USNA crest binoculars with compass will give you a better view. They come with a nylon carrying bag so you can take them to the game, the woods or the concert. A silver medallion crest makes them Navy-approved. These also make the perfect graduation present for your midshipman.
Get the party vibe and drinks flowing for your friends and family with this cheerful yellow party bucket. Featuring a N* it’s Go Navy all. the. way. Its handles provide easy transport, and, of course, it’s made in the USA. Use it for drinks at the house, take it to tailgates or give it (pre-loaded) as a gift to a friend. It’s a fun and practical way to bring the party, Navy style.
Use this five pack of 16 ounce stadium cups to keep the cheers going. Emblazoned with the N* in navy blue and gold, these generously sized cups make any get together a party. They’re durable and can be used over and over, so they’re perfect for those laid back summer nights out by the fire pit. You can pair them with these USNA crest 9” paper plates which make any get together a Go Navy one. They’re made for graduations, welcome homes and game days—plus anytime you want to celebrate your brigade.
Flags for All
Ensure everyone on the block knows your Navy or Marine Corps pride! We offer a flag for nearly everyone. This Naval Academy Don’t Give up the Ship flag is always a best seller and looks great in front of any home. If you’re looking to show support specifically for the Navy or the Marines, these U.S. Navy flags and USMC flags, available in full size (3x5 feet) and mini (4x6 inches) are perfect for you!