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23 best toiletry travel bags for women: From pouches to vanity cases, hanging options & more

A toiletry bag or a vanity case makes an excellent gift... 

best toiletry bags
Leanne Bayley
Director of Lifestyle & Commerce
Updated: February 1, 2024
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When packing for a holiday, short city break, or overnight stay, a trusty travel bag for your toiletries is a must. Toiletry bags are often the unsung hero when it comes to organisers, as they're perfect for keeping your beauty essentials accessible and tidy. 

They also make great gifts - especially for a birthday present. If you're shopping for your mum/sister/best friend and you're looking for a cute women's toiletry bag or a chic vanity case, you've come to the right place. 

Best women's toiletry bags - at a glance

How we chose the best toiletry bags

Size: Travel toiletry bags come in all shapes and sizes, from small and compact designs, perfect for those on a tight weight limit, or the minimalist packer, as well as larger designs. 

Varied styles: From pouches and vanity cases, clear toiletry bags to hanging creations, and so much more, from high street shops and online retailers, we have sifted through to find the most practical toiletry bags to make travelling in 2024 even simpler, and packing absolutely stress-free.  

Travel friendly: A lot of these are hanging toiletry bags so you can easily access everything you need with ease, and don’t have to fear about leaving anything behind after your trip. 

  1. 1/23

    Scamp & Dude Swag Bags With Purpose

    Scamp & Dude Swag Bags

    Scamp & Dude Swag Bags

    The Scamp & Dude Swag Bags don't just look good, they DO good, too! Seven amazing women from the beauty world (including Princess Eugenie's makeup artist Hannah Martin) have designed their Swag Bag in aid of a charity close to their hearts They come in two sizes and they are also wipeable which is a must for any beauty spillage.

    After a sell out collection in 2018 and raising over £35,000 for charity, the return of Swag Bags with Purpose aims to raise a huge £160,000 for the collaborators chosen charities, that hold a special place in their hearts.

    If you buy the smaller Swag Bag, £10 goes to charity. If you buy the larger Swag Bag, £15 going to charity. 

  2. 2/23

    Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Makeup Bag - Limited Edition

    charlotte tilbury limited edition makeup bag

    Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Bag

    Charlotte Tilbury's new limited edition Pillow Talk Makeup Bag is a multi-magic makeup organiser - just wait until you see what it looks like inside. This must-have beauty bag features different compartments to easily segment, store, organise and travel with your makeup products!

    They've thought of everything as well - from the rose gold zip to the cute lip print inside, this is the essential makeup organiser for beauty mavens. 

  3. 3/23

    Antler Clifton Vanity Case In Coral

    ANTLER Vanity Case

    ANTLER Vanity Case

    Antler is another firm favourite brand to shop when on the hunt for travel essentials, whether it is suitcases or vanity cases or hanging wash bags.  

    With a whole host of designs, and colourways across the entire range, there is bound to be something to suit your needs. 

  4. 4/23

    H&M Large Two-Tiered Wash Bag

    h&m washbag

    H&M Wash Bag In Lilac

    H&M is a great destination for travel must haves - and this chic wash bag proves it. This one is spacious and because it's two-tiered, you can be super organised when you travel. The handle at the top is perfect for on-the-go and the compartments are perfect for storing make-up brushes inside the lid.

  5. 5/23

    Trinny London The Chelsea Large Toiletry Bag

    Trinny London chelsea packing bag

    Trinny London Toiletry Bag

    Trinny Woodall often shares packing videos on her Instagram, and the Chelsea is always front and centre. It's large enough to store all your essentials and chic enough that you’ll want it on display, The sturdy, water-resistant case is designed with a handy interior pocket. 

  6. 6/23

    Amazon Travel Cosmetics Bag

    amazon toiletry bag

    Amazon Toiletry Bag

    Amazon leaves shoppers spoilt for choice no matter what you're looking for, including travel-friendly toiletry bags. 

    While some may be looking for vanity cases, others may prefer hanging designs, and Amazon has it all. 

  7. 7/23

    NotOnTheHighStreet Recycled Matte Toiletry Bag

    NotOnTheHighStreet Recycled Matte Toiletry Bag

    NotOnTheHighStreet Personalised Toiletry Bag

    This would be great as a gift. The personalised Matte PU Toiletry Bag is a stylish and functional travel essential made from 100% recycled materials. You can pick from three colours and four thread shades for the personalisation. 

  8. 8/23

    Lululemon Command the Day Dopp Kit 5L

    Lululemon Command the Day Dopp Kit 5L

    Lululemon Wash Bag

    Lululemon’s wash bag is often deemed an essential for those heading to the gym, but actually, it can come in handy when travelling too. 

  9. 9/23

    HERYEBING Makeup Bag Large Capacity

    amazon makeup bags

    Amazon Large Capacity Makeup Bag

    Sometimes you don't want to go digging for your makeup all the time - this one is perfect because of the wide-open design which makes it easier for you to find what you're looking for, especially with the waterproof PVC transparent window. It has two main compartments, a separate area for makeup brushes, and a pocket with a zipper, and multiple compartments to keep your cosmetics organised. 

  10. 10/23

    AWAY Hanging Toiletry Bag In Pink

    away toiletry bag

    AWAY Toiletry Bag

    Away is the creme de la creme when it comes to shopping for luggage and holdalls, but it also delivers on packing cubes and toiletry bags too. 

    Away’s toiletry bags range from small to large creations, with plenty of pockets and compartments inside to house everything so your toiletries don’t get soiled. Away also has a hanging toiletry bag, as well as clear pouches and so much more, so there is something to suit every shopper, but these have sold out due to popular demand, so you won't want to miss out on the Hanging Toiletry Bag to organise your skincare, make-up and toiletries. 

  11. 11/23

    The Flat Lay Co. Drawstring Makeup Bag In Blush Pink

    The Flat Lay Company Toiletry Bag

    The Flat Lay Company Toiletry Bag

    The Flat Lay Company is famed for the stylish make-up bag you can house your cosmetics, and pull the drawstring to wrap them all up again in a neat pouch. 

    But when you are travelling, you may be looking for something a little more compact and tight to secure all your belongings in the one place. 

  12. 12/23

    Beautifect Vanity Case

    BEAUTIFECT makeup organiser

    Beautifect Box In Gold

    The Beautifect Box is a portable makeup vanity case, ideal for every day use at home or for travel. The makeup case has an advanced luminous system -  five lighting colour modes and three brightness settings -- that perfectly replicates daytime and evening light while eliminating shadows by evenly dispersing light over the entirety of your face. 

    The smart storage system is specifically designed with deep and generous compartments to provide space for daily makeup. Dual function flaps separate pencils and brushes while also securing makeup in the ultimate vanity case.  The rechargeable and cordless beauty box also includes a 5x magnification mirror that can be attached to the main mirror for times you need to see minute details. 

    What's more, there's a specially engineered hinge angles and holds the mirror to any position that best suits you allowing you to sit comfortably at all times.

  13. 13/23

    Stackers Hanging Wash Bag

    stackers hanging toiletry bag

    Stackers Toiletry Bag

    Stackers is the go-to for clever storage solutions, and this hanging wash bag (which is available in an array of colours) is simply genius as there is a compartment for absolutely everything. 

  14. 14/23

    Stackers Large Cosmetics Case

    stackers large cosmetics case

    Stackers Cosmetics Case

    If you're not after a hanging style bag, how about the large cosmetic case? It's perfect for storing your beauty essentials, whether this is for travel or keeping your dressing table organised at home.

    The interior features two zipped compartments, elasticated pocket as well as a removable clear pocket designed to house your brushes away from your makeup, so all of your cosmetics can be kept secure. Also includes a compact mirror.

  15. 15/23

    Elizabeth Scarlett Honey Bees Velvet Pouch In Charcoal

    Elizabeth Scarlett toiletry bag

    Elizabeth Scarlett Toiletry Bag

    If you're looking to add a little colour to your makeup bag, this Elizabeth Scarlett is spot on! 

    Inspired by the honey bee, Elizabeth took to her sketchbook and illustrated the humble creatures, capturing their extraordinary form in pencil and watercolours. The motif features all of the intricate details of the bee, with golden threads twinkling against the jewel-toned velvet base.

    Elizabeth Scarlett are committed to giving back to the wildlife that inspires their designs. With a mission to raise £2 million for wildlife conservation by 2030, Elizabeth Scarlett have been able to support some incredible causes and have no plans on stopping anytime soon. 

  16. 16/23

    REFY Signature Bag In White

    Refy signature bag

    Refy Signature Bag

    REFY is known for award winning and world first products with innovation being at the forefront of everything they create. To celebrate their 3rd birthday, the cult beauty brand has reinvented your everyday makeup bag with The REFY Signature Bag.

    Two years in the making, the REFY Signature bag has been designed to be used everyday. Developed to be functional without compromising on their signature white. The REFY Signature Bag has a cotton canvas finish, but unlike its competitors the fabric is coated in a bespoke treatment to avoid any stains and marks on both the outer and inner lining, allowing you to instantly remove makeup.

  17. 17/23

    NERE Stori Vanity Case In Hyper Pink

    nere pink vanity case

    Nere Vanity Case

    Your next trip just got more stylish with the Nere Stori Vanity Case in Hyper Pink, a lightweight travel case made with a quality ABS hard shell, detachable strap and lots of storage space.

    For a luggage look worthy of a fashionista, pair this piece with matching or complementary Nere suitcases and accessories.

  18. 18/23

    DiorTravel Vanity Case

    Dior vanity case

    Dior Vanity Case

    The DiorTravel vanity case is an elegant and clever accessory - and very chic, too! Fully embroidered with a blue Dior Oblique motif and embellished with a 'CHRISTIAN DIOR' signature on the front, it screams luxury. 

    The style features a spacious main compartment and several places to accommodate toiletries and makeup.

  19. 19/23

    M&S Star Makeup Bag

    m&s star print makeup bag

    Marks & Spencer Toiletry Bag

    M&S has plenty of vanity cases, travel bags, make-up bags and so much more to shop.  

    There are also lots of lovely gifting options, and this star print design would make a beautiful present for your nearest and dearest. 

  20. 20/23

    Glossier Toiletry Bag

    Glossier toiletry bag

    Glossier The Beauty Bag

    Glossier's Beauty Bag has proved to be a huge hit with shoppers, as it is recognised as one of Glossier’s most popular buys right now. 

    Whether you are looking for a compact wash bag to take on your travels, use when you return home, house your toiletries, make-up, fragrances, or make-up brushes, even your jewellery, it has multiple functions so you get your cost per wear. 

  21. 21/23

    Etsy Personalised Makeup Bag & Organiser

    etsy makeup organiser

    Etsy Toiletry Bag

    Etsy is filled with unique travel essentials, and we love this toiletry bag for taking on holiday. The multiple compartments means you can keep your beauty products organised - and the hanging design keeps them easily accessible, saving you from rummaging around your luggage to find what you're looking for.

  22. 22/23

    Boots Butterfly Square Clear Toiletry Bag

    Boots toiletry bag

    Boots Toiletry Bag

    Boots is one of our go-to shopping destinations in the run-up to a holiday, for everything from travel-sized toiletries to toiletry bags. 

    From miniature travel wash bags to hanging designs, Boots has everything you could ever desire, and at affordable prices too. 

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  24. 23/23

    Beauty Pie Medium Clear Makeup Bag In Yellow

    beauty pie makeup bag

    Beauty Pie Toiletry Bag

    For those who travel light, and need a travel toiletry bag to house miniature shampoo, conditioners and other bodycare must-haves, Beauty Pie has delivered. 

    We love using a makeup bag with a transparent case so you can find what you need with ease. 

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