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Fill these unexpected containers (that won't become dust collectors after Christmas) with something special.
Cosmetic Organizer
Fill a Cosmetic Organizer
With designated spots for everything from makeup brushes to lipstick tubes, this space-efficient and sleek acrylic version ($10, ContainerStore.com) 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, EyesLipsFace.com).

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

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

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

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