Why should picking up or searching for lost hand towels be part of the cooking process? Here’s a great gift idea (and template!) by The Creamer Chronicles: hanging hand towels with a button loop hanger.
If you have the right place for it - perhaps integrated with a mud room - one centralized location for everyone's shoes. Their individual closets (and rooms) would be much less cluttered, not to mention the living room, dining room, etc.
Good idea for storing ribbon. Ribbon Organizer: Perhaps it's time to graduate from the shopping-bag school of organization. Ribbons will stay untangled and ready to use in this easily made box (a shoebox will do). From Martha Stewart.