I collect votives. Yes, they're great for soft candle lighting at your parties, but even more importantly because when not entertaining they are the PERFECT PINT SIZE CONTAINER for more things then you can imagine. AND stylish. AND usually under $5.
Whenever I run across unique ones I just buy. If you think outside the box you'll see how useful they become. Some ideas seen here...I keep one by the spice rack holding tooth pics, one with my jewelry holding chunky rings, one on a desk for pushpins... They can hold your sea salt in the kitchen, your stud earrings in your closet and stamps on your desk. Better looking then a Dixie cup, no?