Catchall trays, known by some as valet trays, are the ultimate way to keep your personal belongings organized. There’s nothing worse than needing to get to work or go meet a friend, only to find that you’ve somehow misplaced your keys, wallet or phone. The right catchall tray can help you keep track of all those small and easy-to-lose items that you rely on daily. It can add a sense of organization to the chaos and can help reduce the stress that comes with misplacing important things.
The best catchall trays will provide a home for your accessories while adding personality to whatever room they’re placed in. You can place these vessels by the front entrance of your home, on a coffee table, or even your nightstand. The combination of style statement and decluttering power makes this a must-have buy in our eyes. From mid-century wood to modern ceramic, there are endless aesthetics to choose from. There are even high-tech options that charge your phone while storing it alongside other objects.
Factors to consider include size (what EDC items will you be storing?) as well as the material used and quality of it. For instance, if you’re someone that likes to toss your keys from afar, a highly delicate porcelain material might not be the best idea. Some trays have a softer look, while others use more rigid, solid materials. Below, we’ve navigated the top 15 catchall trays for men, curated to fit your every need.
Main Street Forge Store Leather Valet Tray
In search of a leather valet tray that won’t break the bank? This one comes in a range of distressed colors and features folded corners, offering a simple design with attention to detail. It comes in both small and large sizes, so you can personalize it for your needs. There’s even a slot added in so you can slip your phone charging cable through it without it getting tangled up in the tray’s other belongings. A tray with a rugged look, and a focus on craftsmanship.
COURANT CATCH:3 Wireless Charging Tray
Most catchall trays are used to hold your phone at one point or another, and this high-tech ensures that you never hit low battery. Available in expensive-looking neutrals like bone, saddle, and black pebbled Italian leather, this gorgeous tray wirelessly charges your phone or AirPods. Just place it on the charging pad and let your battery recharge — no wires required. The bottom is non-slip and weighted so you don’t have to worry about your precious belongings.
Umbra Poise Matte Brass Tray
Umbra’s two-tiered tray has more than enough space for all your necessities, displaying them in a unique way. Consider keeping larger items like wallets, bigger pieces of jewelry and glasses on the larger bottom tray, while the top can house belongings like earrings, keys, or cuff links. The matte brass finish adds warmth without being tacky. A clutter-free storage system that you can be proud to place on any surface, from dressers to credenzas.
The Alexis tray has a vintage-inspired geometric pattern that works as a tiny accent piece or something that can fit in with an existing color palette in your home. It’s a favorite for desktops and vanities since it features four organizer compartments that stop your items from getting jumbled up. It can help spruce up your home office, decorate a front hallway, or even be used to place bathroom essentials in, from q-tips to skincare routine necessities.
Beton Creatif NYC Moyenne Adella Concrete Tray
Everything about this catchall tray by Beton Creatif NYC is art, from its unique asymmetrical shape to its delicate pastel tones of concrete. It adds an earthy look to any space, blending an elevated style with the more rough-around-the-edges concrete material. One buyer uses it as a candle tray, while another stores desk supplies in it. If you’re worried about this beautiful tray falling and cracking, it has a cork base that makes for a softer foundation and adds traction to stop slippage.
Project 62 No. 1 Terrazzo Concrete Long Tray Black
If long-lasting durability is what you’re seeking, go with a cement catchall tray, which is durable and heavy. It features an eye-catching horizontal shape that stands out from the more rectangular trays that are often available. It has an attractive terrazzo finish, and some buyers even buy extras to use as a base underneath flowerpots. While it’s advertised as an ideal tray for planters, multiple customers use it to hold accessories and personal items.
Society6 Wood Health Dutton Small Aurora Tray
This catchall tray for men is 100% eco-friendly, with a frame made from a flat grain bamboo wood. The printed tray bottom is satin-finished, with a mesmerizing print that would do equally well as a wall hanging. We love that it doubles as a standalone decor piece and that each tray is individually handcrafted in Denver, Colorado. If you don’t want to buy plastic or any other material that’s harmful to the environment, consider this.
LUANT Marble Stone Decorative Tray
Marble always has such a classy and timeless look that somehow goes with every aesthetic. Some buyers used it as a bathroom counter organizer to prevent leaks from creams and related products, but other shoppers got creative with its catch-all potential, with one saying, “Perfect size to hold my coasters, remotes and a plant.” The weighty dish is also easy to wipe clean and comes in three different sizes. Keep it by your bedside, foyer or desk.
SANZIE Luxury Leather Decorative Tray with Gold Hardware
If all you need is a home for tinier items like batteries, keys and phones, this elegant olive green catchall tray with gold hardware is ideal. It doesn’t take up much space, and while you might want to avoid areas exposed to moisture, it’s overall a sturdy and high-quality organizer that has a mid-century modern vibe. As one reviewer puts it, “This decorative leather tray is not only gorgeous but very useful. It blends well with my living room furniture and decor!”
Lavish Home Clear Acrylic Catchall Tray
Have plenty of decor in your home and don’t want to make it look too busy? Invest in a clear acrylic catchall tray like this one, which is as minimalist as you can get. Just remember that because it’s transparent, you may have to clean it more regularly — on see-through items, even a little grime will be more visible. Still, it’s durable and includes rubber grips, so it’s not sliding around on your tables and countertops.
Jonathon Adler Sorrento Vanity Tray
Home decor master Jonathon Adler isn’t afraid to shy away from flamboyant designs, but this tiny ceramic catchall tray is more on the understated side, with blue, white and gold accents. One buyer says, “I bought this for my husband for his wallet and keys. It’s perfect, but more importantly, he likes it!” It’s the ideal size for trinkets and adds a pop of color to any space. It even comes delivered in a sophisticated box, so consider picking up an extra if you’re searching for a gift.
Velvet Nook Wooden Valet Tray for Men
Wood is always a classic material for trays, whether you’re serving up a meal or looking for a place to put your trinkets. It’s organic, naturally non-slip, and has a decorative accent that stands the test of time. This wooden catchall tray by Velvet Nook has a handsome acacia grain (natural variation is to be expected) and a carved-out nook to prop your phone up, keep a wedding ring or glasses that you don’t want to scratch.
SOL PLACE Set of 3 Modern Decorative Nesting Trays
When one tray doesn’t cut it, opt for some nesting catchall trays as an alternative. Nesting trays are modular organizers that fit inside each other, letting you maximize space when they’re not in use, and providing trays of three different sizes, to house all your belongings accordingly. The oval shape pairs well with the attractive colors (each tray is a different shade) and while the bigger trays are plastic, the smallest is wood, making it the perfect size to double as a coaster when it’s not in use.
AuthorL Personalized Leather Catchall Tray
There’s no way to make something you own really your own like personalizing it with your name, monogram or some other meaningful piece of writing. This full-grain leather valet tray lets you do just that for a reasonable price. The leather is available in multiple colors and features a real snap closure. If you ever want to take this on a trip, simply unsnap the corners and it’ll take up no space at all in your luggage. Shoppers found that the quality of the leather exceeded their expectations.
Kerala Rectangular Tray
Made from mixed mediums, this catchall tray is as sleek as can be, and has a price tag to match. Unlike cheaper plastic alternatives, this tray has an heirloom quality and a stylish sensibility that will fit into any home. Engineered wood and hammered brass cladding make this a versatile choice. Since it’s larger than many exclusive catchall or valet trays, you can even give this a quick wipe-down (no harsh chemicals due to the finish) and use it as a serving tray for drinks or charcuterie board.