5 Gift-Worthy Cosmetics Bags
Like a brand new dish brush or vacuuming out your car, there are little things that can give you a brand new lease on life, even if just for a day. This is why the toiletry bag wins in all things holiday gifting. With an affordable price point, they create maximum impact per dollar and give the recipient that impetus to purge expired items (like that eyeliner you bought in 2010), organize their regiment for more efficiency in the morning, and generally spruce up their vanity-scape.
We’ve picked out five make-up bags that do just that and more.
Madewell Large Pom-Pom Zip Pouch
Buy It: $26; madewell.com
While you may want to take this printed number out on the town as a clutch, it’s semi-waterproof, waxed cotton exterior makes it perfect for stashing touch-up items in your tote bag or sitting near your sink.
Baggu Medium Nylon Pouch
Buy It: $12; baggu.com
Our travel editor cannot emphasize how much Baggu’s line of packable, collapsible nylon bags and pouches has changed her life. At just $12 a pop for a variety of prints, they make the perfect present to buy in bulk for all your lady friends. Bonus: you can throw them in the washing machine for an instant refresh.
Muji Hanging Travel Case
Buy It: $29.54; amazon.com
This Japanese brand is revered by organization freaks the world over, and their hanging travel case makes getting ready in a cramped hotel bathroom infinitely easier.
Away Mini Suitcase Gift Set
Buy It: $75; awaytravel.com
While we still have one of Away’s roller bags complete with a built-in cell phone charger on our wish list, the miniature version meant for cosmetics, toiletries, and other small items is within reach. This season they’re offering them with theme gift sets inside. We’re all about the Beauty Set, which includes some of our all-time favorite products like an rms beauty lip shine pot and shampoo from Malin + Goetz.
Les Toiles du Soleil Make-Up Bag
Buy It: $29; gilt.com
Like that perfect Brittany-inspired striped boatneck shirt, but for your beauty items. Just the right-size, it’s made with coveted French fabric made by Les Toiles du Soleil in New York City. May we suggest throwing in a $9 travel size of Eau Thermale Avene’s spring water spray for the total package?