‘Where are my keys?’; a frustratingly familiar phrase, made all the more sickening when you’re running late for work or a first date. Instead, maybe it’s your wallet that’s gone missing? And, sure enough, you’re doing a mental backtrack to where you had it last while padding down your trouser pockets.
If this is sounding familiar, it’s time you bought a valet tray. A safe place for putting your everyday essentials – wallet, keys, phone, etc. – the valet tray will put an end to unnecessary leaving-the-house frenzies.
Plus, the best valet trays are designed so luxuriously, they double as interior art, adding some depth and texture to a boring benchtop or bedside table. So, stop scattering your pocket change and keys all over the house and invest in a high-quality valet tray!
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These are the best valet trays currently available that’ll put an end to you constantly searching for your things and will also make your house look a touch more sophisticated.
The Catch:3, a wireless charger on one side and a valet tray on the other, gives you plenty of space to leave your keys and any other paraphernalia.
The Blake valet tray offers plenty of space to store all your belongings, whether it be your phone, watch, keys, or spare change. You're presented with three open storage compartments and one with a lid, with the whole tray made from a combination of leather and suede.
The Nocturn Catch valet tray is made from solid American hardwood and is available in a few different wood stain colours. With a smooth satin finish, Craighill’s valet tray offers something a little different to the vast quantities of leather featured on this list.
The company has just one valet tray in its line-up, but it's available in a few colour options and all are made from quality full-grain leather. Simple, effective, and, above all, affordable.
Available in multiple sizes and colours, HAY’s trays will add a cool and sleek look to a bedside table.
Their Panama Trinket Tray is made from genuine cross-grain calf leather, is available in multiple colours & sizes, and can be folded flat thanks to popper fasteners in the corners.
The aptly named Valet Tray is made from 3oz Meridian English bridle leather and hand-sewn, before having Portland-made brass rivets placed on each corner.
Understanding that modern-day gents have a varied selection of essentials that need to be kept close by, Stow’s valet trays come in a set of three. Made from a combination of calf leather and Italian goat suede, all three valet trays offer your gear a luxurious bed to lie on.
Carl Friedrik’s valet tray is made from Vanchetta leather, vegetable-tanned by Artigiano Del Cuoio in Tuscany, Italy. Minimalistic in its design approach and available in three neutral colours, this valet tray will blend into any environment.
The Brown Buffalo
The Brown Buffalo's valet tray range isn't huge, but it doesn't need to be, as all valet trays are made from a tough-as-nails nylon, that also happens to be waterproof. Sewn together in California and available in a few different colour options, you can rest easy knowing you're getting something of true quality.
If you've got a good chunk of stuff that you want to make sure you don't lose sight of, then the No. 471 large leather valet tray is for you. Available in a choice of colours, this tray is made from full-grain vegetable-tanned leather.