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Navy Gifts for Your Midshipmen Hopefuls

Jan 24, 2023 10:00:00 AM

Know someone who wants to go to the Naval Academy? We have some gifts they will absolutely love. The USNA Gift Shop, USNA Midshipmen Store and Navyonline.com are stocked with exclusive Navy gear that you’ll only find here. Additionally, these are the only official Naval Academy stores for REAL Navy gear that give back to the Brigade. All profits go right to the midshipmen. So you’ll be supporting the current midshipmen and future midshipmen when you shop here!

We’ve pulled together the items that are #trending right now. From Naval Academy clothing, to decor, to pet accessories, to you-name-it!

Naval Academy Clothing: Wear Your Navy Pride

REAL Navy clothing is one of the best presents for a REAL Navy hopeful. Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean gift-giving has to be! Your “wannabe midshipman” can literally wear their pride on their sleeve—or their chest. 

Crew Shirt: In bold caps, the Navy logo on this classic big cotton crew makes a statement with just one word. Crafted of cotton and polyester, it’s made for comfort and durability. You can buy it in charcoal, navy (shown) or oatmeal. Your future midshipman can wear it to school, sports or wherever it is they go these days. A perennial favorite, you cannot miss with this gift. 

V-Neck Shirt: Everyone needs a good basic v-neck or two. These cotton v-neck tees are unique, with a simple script logo that packs REAL Navy power. They can be worn under layers, but they work best showing off their Navy spirit on their own. This kind of shirt goes with pretty much anything, from jeans, to leggings, to shorts. You can get it in navy, oxford heather or pink—or all three. Get one for your favorite Navy fan!

The USNA T-Shirt: Are you a Naval Academy fan if you don’t have this t-shirt? Good question. Check out the official midshipmen blue rim short sleeve tee. It’s the same one they’ll wear as a midshipman, so it’s the perfect present for someone who aspires to join the Brigade. A classic from the start, this all-cotton t-shirt is manufactured by Champion exclusively for the United States Naval Academy. It has a loose athletic fit, and is destined to become a favorite. Let them picture themselves here. 

A Personal Item: Keep Navy Close

There are many thoughtful gifts for someone that hopes to go to the Naval Academy someday. You could get them something personal and useful that will remind them of their goal.

Jewelry Bangle: A pretty piece of jewelry is always welcome. When it celebrates the Naval Academy it’s even more treasured. This adjustable Navy anchor bangle is wrought in sterling silver and has a 3-D Navy Anchor insignia charm. Not only is it on trend, but it’s also a fun homage to their favorite school.

Luggage: Everyone needs a sturdy bag for travel, and this sturdy navy blue with N* gold logo undeniable duffle bag is up to the task and then some. Its durable construction features Under Armour Storm technology, which boasts an element-battling, highly water-resistant finish as well as tough, abrasion-resistant bottom and side panels. Your Navy hopeful can use the two large front zippered pockets for easy organization, a large vented pocket for shoes or laundry, internal pockets for storage, a side mesh pocket for extras and the removable padded HeatGear shoulder strap for complete comfort. There’s a convenient top grab handle too. It’s a gift that will keep them going places.

Blanket: A comfortable blanket is an ongoing hug. Your future midshipman can snuggle up in a navy wearable hooded blanket. Plush and cozy, it’s extremely useful and always appreciated. The N* makes it even better.


Fun and Games: Capture the Navy Spirit

Navyonline.com has unique gifts that are hard to find. For your USNA hopeful, there are games, pet accessories, drinkware and more. Have fun with an unexpected Navy present.

Board Game: Here’s a way for your future midshipman to get familiar with the lay of the Yard. Midnopoly takes Monopoly to the streets of the Academy. With this U.S. made game, you can buy famous Naval Academy buildings, collect credit hours and trade them in for your commissioning diplomas. Just like at the real place, there are challenges to overcome, with restriction and alpha inspections lurking around the board. They’ll love feeling like they’re already here!

Dog Jacket: Don’t forget their pooch with this spirited Baydog Saginaw fleece dog jacket in blue and gold. It is designed to fit well and also help their dog keep their balance. With a weather resistant shell and soft fleece lined collar, Fido will stay warm and comfortable. The reflective side panels keep him safe at night, and the easy on/off makes it simple to swap out. A dual tab zipper at the shoulders has a protective flap for collar access or a harness leash attachment. It’s machine washable so it’s also easy to maintain. Now every walk can be a Go Navy! Beat Army! walk.

Navy Pennant: Don’t forget one of the easiest ways to support the USNA and your future midshipman. This American made Get Em Goat pennant has the iconic Bill and all the feels for this special place. They can post it on their wall, at their desk or in their locker to remind them of where they are aiming to go.

More Great Gifts

There are even more ways to outfit your future Naval Academy grad. From Navy sweatshirts to shorts, to hats, to stickers, each is an opportunity to connect to the school. Check out our Navy store online at navyonline.com to see what’s new, as we’re always adding more REAL Navy goods and gear. Our goods do good for the midshipmen, both current and future. We look forward to welcoming your future midshipman, and in the meantime, we appreciate your support. 



Bill the Goat
Written by Bill the Goat

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