There’s no arguing the necessity of the valet tray, coin tray, catchall, or whatever else you want to call it. The nightstand, desk or front door essential is perfect for smartphones, keys, EDC gear and even loose change. You could get by with a bowl or something from a big box discount store, but there are plenty of cooler options when it comes to the best valet tray.


Boshiho Cork Valet Tray

There are plenty of single piece, travel catchall options that go from flat to functional tray with a few folds and some snaps. We like Boshiko’s option because it’s made with cork instead of the more traditional leather. In addition to being soft, flexible, durable and eco-friendly, it’s vegan and vegetarian friendly because of its lack of animal products.


Modko Desktop Stand and Catchall

It might look like a mod ashtray you’d find in a vintage shop, but it’s actually a five compartment catchall that also doubles as a phone stand. You’re not going to be able to fit pockets full of knives, notebooks and pens, but coins and keys fit easily inside with a wallet on top in back. And it comes in four different colors.


Enrico Root Wood Three Section Tray

Unlike other wood tray options on the market, the Enrico Root Wood Three Section Tray uses reclaimed fir stumps that keep their natural shape rather than being processed into a design. Each organic piece is hand-carved by skilled artisans, which means no two are exactly alike and dimensions are approximate. It does say that it’s an appetizer tray, but we’re not limited by labels. Or, if you’re so inclined, mix and match. Drop your EDC and pick up a few slices of cheese.


BASE Orange Valet Tray

If your pad is more clean and modern than woodsy, you need something like this BASE Valet Tray to dump your pockets in at the end of the night. Made of 100% polystone and available in three different colors, this 8″ x 6 1/4″ tray has just enough room for everything you need on a daily basis.


Owen & Fred Tan Leather Concrete Valet

Perfect for the home with reclaimed wood and gas pipe furniture, Owen & Fred made a valet tray that combines the best in industrial building supply (concrete) with heritage material (Wickett & Craig tan bridle leather). There’s enough contrast between the concrete and the leather in the piece itself, but it will look even better sitting on top of something old and weathered.


Saddleback Leather Valet Tray

In addition to making some of the most gorgeous leather bags on the market, Saddleback Leather makes one helluva watch valet tray. The full grain leather storage solution is svelte, classy, non-scratching and, like all other Saddleback products, has a century long warranty, excellent construction and that sweet leather smell.


Rose & Fitzgerald Solid Brass Lined Triangle Valet Tray

Handmade with pure brass that’s hand-cut, buffed and polished by in-house metalsmiths. Lined with supple Kenyan leather in black, nude or midnight blue. Unconventional, triangular shape. It doesn’t matter if you’re adding this piece to a collection of other geometric pieces or looking for some contrast, Rose & Fitzgerald’s solid brass lined triangle valet tray belongs in any home.


MAY Furniture Company Spartan Riviera Tray

For the man with an everyday carry that fills shirt pockets, cargo pants or even holsters, there is no better EDC Valet Tray than the MAY Furniture Company Riviera Tray from their Spartan collection. At 12″ x 5.5″ x 1.5″ and weighing in at a whopping 2lbs, this Japanese meets Danish meets modern design tray made with solid maple this tray has more than enough space for a complete pocket dump. And it looks good, too.

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Unzip your coat and have some mulled wine on the house—you’ve arrived at your final gifting destination: The Holiday Gift Guide. It’s like your friendly neighborhood one-stop holiday shop, except instead of balsa wood ornaments, ours is packed with thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list. Future heirlooms, small-but-significant stocking stuffers, and gear for getting out there (or staying in)—are all right here. There’s no music playing in the background though, so you’ll just have to hum Bing Crosby while you click around instead.

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