While it is disappointing that our RCAs can’t give us eating club passes, we should still remember to be thankful for all they do for us. Throwing cute, themed study breaks, procuring a supply of condoms from the college office and serving as a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on, our RCAs deserve something nice this holiday season. Here are some suggestions:
Kate Spade Polka Dot Thermos, $35, Kate Spade, 10 Hulfish St.
The days are getting shorter, which means more long nights for our dutiful RCAs. Give them a little help getting out of bed in the morning with this cute thermos that’ll hold their morning coffee fix. While this might be a female-specific gift idea, it’s certainly not RCA-specific, so buy extras for your friends. Who wouldn’t love this chic, perfectly preppy thermos for the walk to class?
Merry Brite String Christmas Lights, $4.99 for a string of 100, CVS Pharmacy, 172 Nassau St.
Maybe hanging out in your RCA’s room isn’t quite as cool as it was during freshman week, but you can help them jazz the space up a bit with festive string lights.
Vintage Princeton Beer Can Pencil Holder, $15, Jane Consignment, 7 Spring St.
Is your RCA always on duty? Have you been particularly needy ’zees? If so, they might need this pencil holder, made from a vintage special-edition Princeton beer can, to remind them that Princeton kids (past and present) know how to have a good time. While you’re shopping, make sure to check out the other vintage Princeton goods at Jane Consignment.