Holiday gift guide: Makeup bags perfect for the travelers (and beauty lovers) on your list
The average woman spends about $15,000 on beauty products in her life, according to Mint. About $3,770 of that is for mascara alone.
Protect your investment—and your face—while you’re traveling this holiday season with these great makeup bags. Hint: They would also make a great stocking stuffer for the fashionista on your holiday list.
Here are our four favorite makeup bags for gifting to others (and yourself!):
Inexpensive and practical
If simple is what you’re seeking, this clear toiletries bag from H&M, $5.95, gets the job done. It’s cheap (pick it up for less than $6), packable, won’t take up a bunch of space and the clear sides make it easy to find what you’re looking for, without endless digging. It’s also ideal for a carry-on bag at the airport, when you need to send it through the scanner or have the contents available for inspection.
Two bags in one
The Lug flip-top toiletry case, $46.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond, is a unique and sophisticated-looking way to store your beauty products while on the road. Separate or zip the different compartments together, depending on your organizational needs. We love all the different pockets: inside, on the sides, on the back. That makes it easy to prioritize those need-to-find-quickly items (such as ChapStick or eye drops when you’re in flight). This bag even comes with a 1-year warranty.
Fashion-forward and luxe
When looking for a stylish gift, head straight to Kate Spade New York for a can’t-miss selection, including this Cedar Street Annabella in black and white polka dots. This makeup bag is completely adorable, but also practical, with a vinyl exterior (easy to wipe down), and luxurious, with polished logo hardware. Pick it up at Nordstrom.com for $78, and you’ll have a very happy little elf under the tree this Christmas.
Heavy rollin’ and extensive
If you (or your gift recipients) need a lot more space and travel heavy, the Seya roll-top makeup case can handle your load. Remember Caboodles from the ’80s? This is the modern version, with tiered trays that you can fold in and pull out, with bonus storage space under the trays. Take other trays out, too. So many trays. So much order. To carry: Simply close and use the handle or strap.
Pick up your 7-pound, mega makeup case in hot pink faux leather for $71.51 at Wayfair.com.