When it comes to trips and getaways, toiletry bags may be our most important item, second only to our iPhone charger. And maybe portable crib if we have an adventurous baby on board. We’re lost without our toiletry bag. After all, they hold all the necessities: everything from our makeup to our medication. And there’s all sorts of styles out there, depending on your needs. There’s hanging toiletry bags, TSA-approved travel bags, clear plastic cases, foldable bags, the list goes on.
And trust us, you don’t want to risk it and just cram all of your products into a plastic ziplock baggie, toss it in your suitcase and hope for the best. Anyone who’s experienced a shampoo leak all over their clothes knows it’s the worst. So whether you’re traveling or just need a toiletry bag for your bathroom counter or vanity table, we’ve pulled together the best options out there.
Best Toiletry Bags for Women:
If you prefer a clear toiletry bag so you can see everything easily, opt for this large cosmetic case from Calpak. Yes, it’s pricey, but it’s also the (insert expensive car) of toiletry bags. Its smart design and durable (yet chic) material make it stand out against the rest. Also, check out the travel brand’s chic suitcases while you’re there.
Making sure all your toiletries meet TSA requirements can be stressful, but this 5-pack of “TSA approved” carry-on travel bags makes it easy. We love that the bags are clear so that we know exactly where all our carefully organized products (lol, yeah right) are. This 5-pack may only be $13, but the material is sturdy and the bags are built to last.
This travel toiletry bag has a near-perfect average rating on Amazon, and it comes in a pretty lemon print. Customers love that it’s shake-proof and spill-proof, making it hard for bottles to budget. Plus, its square shape fits nicely into luggage.
If you want a case with customizable compartments, this gorgeous marble print toiletry bag comes with adjustable dividers so you can switch them out easily. Made with oxford fabric, it’s durable yet lightweight, waterproof, shockproof, and spill-proof.
If you’re always getting frustrated digging through your toiletry bag, this drawstring cosmetic bag lays flat so you can easily find that tiny pair of tweezers instead of them getting lost at the bottom. Plus, it’s water-repellent and washable.
You’ll get a lot of bang for your buck with this Victoria’s Secret travel case that comes with 3 pink striped toiletry bags stacked inside a larger clear toiletry case — like a Russian doll. For those who are picky about where their products go, we totally recommend this gem.
Toiletry cases made from hard plastic instead of nylon are excellent, because they’re extra durable. This one is designed similarly to a professional makeup artist’s tool kit.
Even if you can’t go on an actual vacation, you can always go on a mental vacation. This extra-cute bag from Band.do comes loaded with pockets on the inside and outside. It’s made from a nylon material (both interior and exterior), and has a mesh pocket for convenience and accessibility. Plus, it’s honestly just dang cute.
Best Hanging Toiletry Bags:
Hanging toiletry bags are great, because they save precious countertop space and make it easy to access all your products. This one comes in 16 different colors and prints (soft pink pictured here), is made of a water-resistant material, and folds back up to be a bag when you want it to be.
This ultra-affordable (under $10!) toiletry bag comes in 32 different colors, patterns and sizes if flamingos aren’t your thing. Made with soft fabric that’s waterproof, it has several smartly designed compartments for all your products so they’re easy to store and find.
This hooked toiletry bag has a “cooler shape,” making it perfect for taller, full-sized products like shampoo or hairspray. Featuring 12 mesh pockets, it can hold plenty of bottles. It’s also water-resistant and super light weight.
If your closet is full of animal prints and you want something under $20, go for this pink cheetah print toiletry bag. Made of durable, water-resistant polyester, you don’t have to worry about accidental spills. With multiple compartments that makes it so you can separate your lotions from your toothpaste, this roomy toiletry bag is pretty ideal. Plus, it comes with a hook so you can easily hang it in the bathroom for convenience (if you want).
This striped hanging bag from The Container Store is simple, sturdy and no-fuss. While it does spread out, you can easily fold it together so that it fits in your suitcase. We love that the pockets are clear, so you can easily reach for the product you need.
If you’re camping or going on a more rustic trip, this travel toiletry bag from L.L.Bean is extra roomy, water-resistant and perfect for outdoorsy adventures.
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