The Best Valet Trays for Men

By Andrew Peloquin  |  Updated August 28, 2023

The Best Valet Trays for Men
Courtesy of Courant

Most guys will simply toss their keys into a random bowl by the door, drop them on their nightstand, or chuck them onto their desk. But a more refined fella sets them neatly into a tidy valet tray, along with their wallet and other EDC items.

  • Match your décor and style: Valet trays come in a wide range of materials—from unique leather to stunning wood to futuristic-looking brushed aluminum to gorgeous brass to durable nylon. Choose the material that suits your décor and personal style best.
  • Sized for the basics: Most valet trays will fit the “essentials” like your smartphone, watch, glasses, key clip, earbuds, a pen, and a few other small items. How much you need to store will determine how large a valet tray you buy.
  • Store anywhere: Your nightstand is just one place you can keep the valet tray: keep it in the kitchen to offer wireless charging, beside the front door to serve as a key plate, in the living room to collect your many remotes, or in your office to organize your workspace.

Step up your neatness game and keep a valet tray next to your front door, on your nightstand, or in your office. Plus, it’s a style piece you’ll be proud to show off—and it’s guaranteed to telegraph to those around you just how dapper and organized you are.

Check out our list of the best everyday carry valet trays you can use to keep your essentials tidy and in the same place for an easy grab.

Craighill Nocturn Catch


What could be more beautiful than lovingly treated, well-crafted American hardwood? This lovely valet tray is made using American black walnut that is milled and finished in Michigan, and features a satin finish that is both elegant-looking and smooth to the touch.

At 7.5 x 11 inches, you’ve got just enough space to cradle your keys, wallet, phone, and pocket knife in a convenient location for quick pocketing the following morning.

Dango EDC Tray


For guys who like their products tougher and more resilient, you just can’t beat this CNC machined aluminum valet tray.

It’s crafted using a single piece of aluminum, and it’s both durable and resistant to damage from water and metal. The four differently-sized cavities are the ideal dimensions for your smartphone, wallet, headphones, jewelry, knife, and any other guy stuff you want to store.

Thanks to the rubber footing, it will stay securely in place on your desk or nightstand, never sliding or shifting around. You’ll also love the integrated cable management apertures that make it easy to connect your phone while it’s nestled neatly in the tray, as well as the built-in tablet and smartphone holders that allow you to watch videos on your phone hands-free.

Courant Catch:3 Classics Leather Wireless Charging Station & Valet Tray


This valet trays combine the best of two worlds: cutting edge tech and a beautiful design. The valet tray is made using a high-grade aluminum alloy that can take a serious beating, but it’s finished off in a premium pebble-grained Italian leather surface crafted to elevate the style to the next level.

The non-slip construction and solid weight ensures it will always stay securely in place on your bedside table or desk. Thanks to the integrated 3-coil Qi-certified magnetic fast-charger, you can keep your phone battery topped up all night long. There’s even an extra USB-A output that lets you connect a second device for easy, quick charging.

Azmaya Bank Valet Tray


Sometimes, the best solution is the simplest one! With this valet tray, you don’t bother with fancy pockets or compartments—it’s just a beautiful round gold-colored tray made of fine brass that will be an eye-catching and appealing addition to your home décor.

Modeled after the brass trays used in Japanese banks, each tray is handcrafted in Tokyo using traditional Japanese metalworking techniques. The result is a truly high-end item that will only grow more beautiful as the brass patinates over the years.

The only downside is that the tray is small—barely large enough to fit your wallet and keys—but it will make a big, bold statement about your style choices.

KillSpencer Valet Tray


Guys who want only the best premium products for their home will be thrilled by this Killspencer valet tray.

It’s made using full-grain leather that shows off the character and natural markings inherent in the leather. As it develops a patina over years of use, it will become a truly unique, stylish piece of décor that you’ll be proud to display.

Each valet tray is hand-crafted in Killspencer’s California workshop, built to the most exacting standards of quality and only using premium materials. Because it’s available in three sizes, you can easily choose the perfect dimensions to fit your desk, nightstand, or hall table.

Artifox Valet Tray


Looking for a more budget-friendly option? Give this beautiful little valet tray a second glance. It’s made using ultra-tough genuine top grain latigo leather, and is hand-stitched for maximum durability.

You’ll love its size—small enough to fit in any drawer or on even the most cluttered desk or nightstand, and it’s just large enough to accommodate your most important EDC essentials. It’s one of the longest-lasting valet trays on our list, and its price tag is one you can absolutely love even if you’re trying to decorate on a budget.

Blackthorn Leather Valet Tray


Bring a touch of personalized elegance to your nightstand or office desk with the Blackthorn Valet Tray.

Made from rich, sturdy full grain leather in a gorgeous dark chocolate color, it’s a truly attention-grabbing piece that is understated in its stylishness.

The vegetable tanned bottom lets you add a stamped monogram so it’ll instantly be recognizable as yours, and you’ll love the snap-corner design that lets you fold it down and pack it small so you can take it with you everywhere you go.

At 8 inches wide and 1.5 inches deep, it’s got space enough for everything you need to keep close at hand.

Maxpedition Gear Tactical Travel Tray


Never risk losing your wallet, keys, or EDC items on a camping trip again. This valet tray is designed specifically for the rigors of outdoor travel, camping, hiking, trekking, and overnight fishing trips, built using a synthetic fabric that will be just as tough as the rest of your gear.

The snaps let you switch between a tray layout and a “taco” layout (folding up around your items), and the snap-up edges will ensure your small, easily lost items always stay in one place.

There’s even a built-in pocket and elastic retention webbing to maximize storage space and keep essentials from straying. Best of all, when not in use, it lays flat and fits in any backpack or duffel bag without wasting precious space.

The Tulip Tree Premium Leather Valet Tray


Keep it elegant and masculine with this lovely leather valet tray by The Tulip Tree, the perfect organizational solution for leather-loving guys.

The top grain leather will grow more beautiful as it develops a patina, making it a truly unique, eye-catching bit of flair.

Thanks to the brass metal snaps, you can fold the valet tray down flat and tuck it in any drawer when not in use or take it with you on your next trip.

The felt lining will protect the items stored within from damage, preventing scratches on your phone or smartwatch screens. It’s small enough to fit on any desk or nightstand but offers plenty of space for all your EDC loadout.

Grovemade Desk Tray


For the man who’s obsessed with keeping their work desk tidy, you won’t find a better valet/desk tray than this.

It’s built in two pieces: a tough 5052 aluminum base machined in Portland, and beautiful, soft natural cork manufactured both in Portugal and Wisconsin.

It comes with four pockets: a pen/pencil pocket, a pocket sized for erasers or your AirPods case, a pocket large enough for your smartwatch, luxury watch, or folding knife, and the largest pocket can accommodate most oversized smartphones.

It looks beautiful and serves as the perfect organizational solution to keep everything exactly where you want it, all day long.

Smythson Large Rectangular Trinket Tray


If you’re the sort of guy who tends to collect trinkets and knickknacks, this little tray is just what you need. 10 inches long and 7 inches wide, it’s got plenty of space to store everything you collect—from fidget spinners to stress balls to Funko-POPs to dice to Rubik’s Cubes—and keep it well organized and within easy reach.

Or, if you just want a classy-looking solution for your wallet, keys, and phone, it’s a beautifully elegant tray made of fine Panama crossgrain calf leather. Set it on any desk, shelf, or table, and it’ll instantly add a stylish flair you’ll be proud to show off.

Carl Friedrik Charging Tray


Carl Friedrik’s Charging Tray is built for both convenience and practicality. One side offers well-crafted organizational space, including a catch-all EDC tray with a secondary tray sized specifically for pens or tablet styluses. On the other side, however, you can wirelessly charge your iPhone, AirPods, or any Qi-compatible device using the charger (5 to 15W) built into the tray’s body. Or, if you need ultra-fast charging, you can plug your device in directly using the USB-C port to tank up your battery in a hurry.

The Vachetta leather top screams luxury and is beautifully smooth to the touch. It’s also soft enough that it won’t damage your delicate electronics and tough enough it won’t scratch easily.

The weighty brushed aluminum base and non-slip bottom keep it firmly in place on your nightstand or tabletop, always close at hand whenever you need it.

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