At $190, this adorable add-your-own-magazines stool isn't crazy expensive, but you crafty types could surely DIY one for less $ and more time. Let this one serve as your inspiration. I think it's charming, and would be a much better solution for those back issues of _________ (insert favorite magazine weakness here) than my current approach of a box under the bed.
Images from NJU Studio. Via Apartment Therapy.