Cosmetic Organizer

Photo: Courtesy of The Container Store

1. Fill a Cosmetic Organizer
With designated spots for everything from makeup brushes to lipstick tubes, this space-efficient and sleek acrylic version ($10, will help restore order to a cluttered vanity. Fill a few of the compartments with cosmetics, wrap it up in cellophane and prepare to make any beauty addict swoon.

5 Budget-Friendly Gifts to Go Inside
1. Crystal-encrusted handles make curling lashes more glamorous ($4,

2. Baked metallic eyeshadow adds subtle sparkle for less than a dollar (99 cents,

3. Cucumber-scented makeup remover wipes take off everything but are gentle on skin ($6,

4. This bright, egg-shaped lip balm won't get lost—even in an overstuffed makeup bag ($3.50,

5. The recipient can layer this mini mascara duo for ultralong lashes ($10,

Photo: Courtesy of Ikea

2. Place in a Terra-Cotta Flowerpot
Surprise a friend who isn't afraid to roll up her sleeves and get down and dirty with a pot (like this one from Ikea, $6) filled with gardening supplies. If you're feeling creative, decorate the outside with paint markers to personalize it.

5 Budget-Friendly Gifts to Go Inside
1. Lightweight and ergonomic gardening tools put less stress on hands and wrists ($10 each,

2. These herbs will eventually top off everything from pasta to fish ($1 per pack of seeds,

3. The pigskin leather palms make these gloves durable, and the canvas backing keeps hands cool ($6,

4. Help her remember where she put the tomatoes with these bamboo plant markers ($13 for set of six,

5. This hand cream softens dry skin and gives back to charity ($9,

Sand bucket

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3. Pack a Sand Pail
Make a splash by filling a colorful sand bucket (like this one from Small World Toys, $5.50) with water-friendly finds and turn any toddler's tub into a beach.

5 Budget-Friendly Gifts to Go Inside
1. Fizzing bath sand turns water bright blue ($4,

2. Foam letters and numbers stick to tub walls ($5,

3. This tear-free wash cleans baby from head to toe ($7,

4. A penguin-shaped squirter is a guaranteed hit ($4,

5. Plastic stacking cups are good for playing and rinsing out shampoo ($5,
Ice bucket

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4. Load Up an Ice Bucket
Give a friend who loves to host parties another reason to celebrate with this gold-rimmed glass bucket and tongs ($24.50, designed by master party planner Colin Cowie. Stuff it with things that'll come in handy on New Year's Eve.

5 Budget-Friendly Gifts to Go Inside
1. A pink bottle of bubbly looks festive and tastes fruity ($15,

2. Plastic champagne flutes make party cleanup easy ($10 for 20,

3. The recipient can hand out these poppers filled with confetti before midnight ($10 for 12,

4. Silver beaded coasters sparkle and prevent water rings ($8 for four,

5. This berry-scented bubble bath will help her recharge after a late night ($16,

Photo: Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

5. Put Presents in a Colander
Spoil the chef in your life with a new stainless steel colander (like this one from Williams-Sonoma, $16) and fill it with everything he or she needs to make a mouthwatering meal. Plus, we're pretty sure this gourmet gift guarantees you a spot at their next dinner party.

5 Budget-Friendly Gifts to Go Inside
1. Zebra-striped pasta is a feast for the eyes ($11,

2. Oprah says this preservative-free tomato sauce is the next best thing to homegrown tomatoes ($10,

3. The wide handle on this beechwood slatted spoon makes stirring easier ($5,

4. Use this olive oil and balsamic vinegar combo for everything from dipping to dressing a salad ($9,

5. Nested inside this Russian doll is another mini version...and a handy kitchen timer to keep any cook on track ($14,

Photo: Courtesy of L.L.Bean

6. Stuff a Sturdy Tote
Pack up a picnic for two in this heavy-duty canvas shopper ($20, and give it to your favorite couple. Make it one of a kind by adding their monogram to the outside for an extra $6 and ensure that nobody swipes their haul next time they use it at the farmers' market.

5 Budget-Friendly Gifts to Go Inside
1. The waterproof nylon backing on this blanket ensures recipients' derrieres stay dry ($26.50,

2. The eye-catching label on this crisp Chardonnay with hints of pear and green apple was designed by Banana Republic's creative director ($17,

3. Plastic wine glasses are good for sipping in the park ($1,

4. Chili pepper olive oil gives a baguette some kick ($13, OliviersAndCo).

5. Cutlery made of birchwood is cool and compostable ($1.50 for a 24-pack,
Photo box

7. Fill a Photo Box
Help their memories stand the test of time by packing a photo box (like this one from, $7.50) full of everything your best friend/mother/aunt needs to make a scrapbook. Include a silly snapshot of the two of you to get her started.

5 Budget-Friendly Gifts to Go Inside
1. Black, acid-free pages keep photos safe and ensure this scrapbook lasts for generations ($8.50,

2. Shimmery alphabet stickers keep script looking neat ($2,

3. Glue dots in a handy dispenser make adhering pictures to pages mess free ($5,

4. These scissors create scalloped edges in one snip ($2,

5. Even if the recipient can't draw a stick figure, she'll be able to decorate winter photos like a pro with these snowflake stamps ($7 for a five-piece set,

Photo: Courtesy of Pure Fishing

8. Tuck Treats into a Tackle Box or Fishing Creel
Fill this affordable creel ($17, or a plastic tackle box with everything the fisherman (or fisherwoman) in your life needs to reel in their next big catch.

5 Budget-Friendly Gifts to Go Inside
1. Although they won't last long, Swedish Fish won't ever get away ($1.50,

2. A clown fish is already caught inside this pear-scented soap ($9,

3. These herb- and spice-tinged Mediterranean sea salts are good for seasoning the catch of the day before it hits the grill ($14.50,

4. A waterproof camera will help document his or her next fishing trip ($15,

5. This colorful lure's wobbling action will attract even the cleverest of fish ($7,

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