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The Best Valet Trays for Men’s EDC Gear

By November 26, 2020May 24th, 2021No Comments
The Best Valet Trays for Men's EDC Gear

Suppose you’re always finding yourself scrambling to find your car keys at the last minute or forever wondering where you’ve left your smartphone lying around. In that case, a valet tray organizer might be the home accessory you need to get all your accoutrements in order. There’s an everyday carry tray for everyone with various styles available, from simple catch-all trays to divided organizers. I’ve compiled some of the best men’s EDC trays on the market in this handy list. Whether it’s a place to leave your automatic watch and minimalist wallet safely or a smart hub to keep your devices charged and ready to go, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. 

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1. Wolf Unisex Blake Valet Tray

Valet trays come in all shapes and sizes, and the Wolf Blake Unisex manages to balance expansive organizational options with a healthy dose of style. Delicately combining black pebble leather with a violet Ultrasuede lining, the Wolf Blake men’s valet tray is a striking EDC catch-all for any gentleman’s bedroom or office. But this isn’t just all flash no function; an interchangeable watch cuff and removable USB charging tray make this tray a practical choice to boot.

Key Features

  • Interchangeable watch cuff
  • Removable charging tray
  • Privacy tray with lid
  • Five storage compartments

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 8.2″ x 10″
  • Weight: 1 lbs

2. SITHON Valet Tray Organizer

The SITHON valet tray organizer is a sturdy storage solution with an executive leather aesthetic, a perfect choice to match sophisticated home décor or the interior of your office suite. There are no dividers or pockets here, so feel free to toss in just about anything you can think of, from your wallet and keys to your TV remotes to loose items of office stationery. Stitched with high-quality PU leather, this is a clean, minimalist choice to suit any office or home environment – you can’t go wrong with a classic look like this.

Key Features

  • High-quality PU leather finish
  • Open catch-all style tray
  • Anti-scratch material
  • Minimalist aesthetics
  • Single compartment

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 10.2” x 8.2” x 1.8”

3. Hermes Mises et Relances Change Tray

This top of the line leather valet tray is small but mighty. Crafted from the finest bull-calf Clemence leather, this is a hard-wearing change tray that will last for decades with the proper care. Though it may seem highly-priced for what it is, what you’re paying for here is the Hermes brand. Perforated with the iconic Evelyn H signature and finished with pinched nickelled buttons, this is a statement piece made to catch the eye. You can choose your unique spin on this timeless set-piece, available in brown, orange, or black leather.

Key Features

  • Luxurious bull-calf leather
  • Catch-all change tray
  • Nickelled buttons
  • Three colours available
  • Single compartment

Specifications

  • 9.8″ x 9.8″

4. Craighill Nocturn Catch

A mid-range option that offers both affordability and functionality, the Craighill Nocturn Catch is a wooden valet tray with a range of stylish features. Sporting a smooth satin finish and a slick central ridge, this American Black walnut tray is both a good catch-all option whilst also offering a means of separating objects based on usage or aesthetic. The wider footprint makes this especially suitable for larger items like wallets and watches. The hefty material allows the tray to sit comfortably in a high traffic environment like a home entrance or office desk.

Key Features

  • American Black Walnut construction
  • Central ridge divider
  • Two catch-all zones
  • Made in Michigan, USA
  • Dual compartment

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 7.5” x 11” x 0.75”

5. HOUNDSBAY Victory Valet Tray

This bombastic beast is the best valet tray for the man whose pockets are simply overflowing. With a phone charging station, catch-all tray, privacy box, and very large footprint, you can fit absolutely anything you can think of in this tray. Cut with wired charging notches, this tray emphasizes function but does not skimp on form; a classy faux suede interior complements the PU leather finish, and a soft felt base helps hold all of your gear steady, come what may.

Key Features

  • Scratch-resistant PU leather
  • Multi-function tray
  • Privacy lid zone
  • Charging cable notches
  • Three colours available
  • Six compartments

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 13.8” x 9.5” x 1.6”
  • Weight: 1.35 lbs

6. Courant Catch:3

The Courant Catch:3 seamlessly blends a classic look with modern technology, providing a wireless charging valet tray that wouldn’t look out of place in the most elegant settings. A multi-coil wireless charger sits neatly beneath the tanned leather finish, while a broad catch-all tray allows you to relieve your pockets of all of your analog equipment whilst you recharge. This is a restrained, classy piece with a striking silhouette available in five classic colours, from saddle leather to dusty rose.

Key Features

  • Premium pebble-grain Italian leather
  • Multi-level design
  • 3-coil wireless charging
  • Five colours available
  • Single compartment

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 11” x 8” x 0.6”
  • USB C Input
  • 10W wireless output

7. Maxx & Unicorn Rectangle Valet Tray

The Maxx & Unicorn wood valet tray is both substantial and sustainable, crafted from solid walnut and carved with a charging cable notch. A deep bevel design creates a simplistic usability-defined look and helps separate your smart tech from your old classics. Modern and mindful, this is a tray that matches a playful, youthful style and is more about trend than tradition.

Key Features

  • Smartphone charging notch
  • Sustainable wood
  • Features a low-sheen varnish
  • Dual compartment
  • Made in the USA

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 7” x 10” x 0.75”
  • Weight: 10.1 oz

8. Hobo Aluminium Tray with Leather

Simplicity and functionality are the embodiment of Japanese design philosophies. This thoughtful piece is crafted with traditional metalworking techniques, and no scrap of material is wasted. With a delicate pigskin interior, this simple yet charming EDC valet tray is a great compliment to any minimalist setting, and you can rest assured that its construction is of the highest quality.

Key Features

  • Circular design
  • Aluminum tray
  • Pigskin suede
  • Made in Japan
  • Single compartment

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 11.8″ diameter

9. DynamicWorkshop Custom Valet Tray

This personalized valet tray is the perfect gift option, with a range of styles, sizes, and special features available. If you’re packing a massive smartphone and a pile of keys, stationery, and personal accessories, why not take the extra-large option and ditch all your items in one place. If it’s something more personal you’re after, a small keyholder with a custom monogram might be a perfect choice, or you can even add an inscription for a nominal fee. Pick between sumptuous oak or smoky walnut, and have it your way!

Key Features

  • Available in oak or walnut wood
  • Catch-all tray
  • Custom inscription or monogram
  • Single compartment

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 6″ x 6″ to 10″ x 14″

10. Baoyun Men's Valet Tray Organizer

A strong contender for a nightstand organizer, the Baoyun valet tray is fitted with compartments of varying sizes, perfect for the man who likes to keep everything in check. A handy catch-all and multi-function privacy case can serve to keep coins and reading glasses from getting lost, while two thin holding slots provide space for a smartphone and keys, respectively. This case is more suited to personal items than open display and would feel most at home in a bedroom or bachelor pad.

Key Features

  • Faux leather finish
  • Sleek brown and beige colorway
  • Multi-function tray
  • Privacy case
  • Five compartments

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 10″ x 7.2″ x 2″
  • Weight: 1.02 lbs

11. Hide & Drink Leather Catchall

The Hide & Drink Leather Catchall is a rustic approach to EDC storage for the aspiring woodsman within you. After all, anyone can channel the inner Nick Offerman. A boisterous men’s leather valet tray, this beast is larger than most and ready to hold your climbing spikes along with your compass and pocket knife. The strong grain leather comes fresh from Guatemala, but rest assured that the material will age beautifully as time passes, building up a fine patina as it weathers your comings and goings.

Key Features

  • Full-grain leather
  • Beeswax conditioning
  • 101-year warranty
  • Single compartment

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 8.9″ x 7″
  • 0.7 lbs

12. Graf & Lantz Valet Tray

If you’re after some of the finest materials on the market, you can’t do much better than the German merino wool and genuine leather found in this miniature catch-all valet tray. Handmade and ultra-simplistic, this high-walled men’s valet tray emphasizes a natural look to bring a touch of the outdoor world inside. Fine warm wool contrasts with sleek leather to create a striking look that stands out against any surface.

Key Features

  • Merino wool
  • Snap button corners
  • Three colours available
  • Single compartment
  • Handmade in the USA

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 7″ x 7″ x 2″

13. LomaLiving Custom Valet Tray

Another customizable option, this simple wood and felt combo, offers something different with a simplistic circular footprint. A finely stitched felt interior complements the hardwood oak disc, and for an extra cost, you can add an engraved monogram. With several colours on offer, this modernist offering is perfect for a Scandi-style interior and steps with a lighter touch than some of the darker wooden valet trays we’ve seen so far.

Key Features

  • Engraved felt interior
  • Circular design
  • Six colours available
  • Single compartment

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 8″ diameter

14. MyGift Watch Case and Valet Tray

A somewhat specialized valet tray, the MyGift case offers four watch storage slots beneath a slimline hinged lid. This lovely item sports a burned wood finish, though its lightweight construction is rustic rather than refined. Though crooked in places, the multi-level design lends this tray a piratical effect, almost akin to an antique writing case. With a gray-washed option available, this is a valet tray for the salt n’ pepper sea captain with one too many watches.

Key Features

  • Multi-level design
  • Four watch slots
  • Hinged wooden lid
  • 4 compartments

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 12″ x 10″ x 4″
  • Weight: 1.7 lbs

15. Wolf Blake Valet Tray

A variant of Wolf’s unisex valet tray, this option strips out the USB charging tray and interchangeable watch cuff for a larger snap-close wallet and symmetrical design. Again combining pebble-grained leather with a violet Ultrasuede lining, this finely made tray is finished to a high standard and gives a weighty impression with a moderately large footprint.

Key Features

  • Snap-close wallet
  • Multi-function tray
  • Ultrasuede lining
  • Four compartments

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 7.4” x 12.5” x 1.5”
  • Weight: 2 lbs.

16. Dango EDC Tray with DTEX Pads

Out with the old, and in with the new! While many EDC trays stick to a tried and tested wooden or leather look, the Dango DTEX tray employs cutting edge materials and tech-friendly features that wouldn’t be out of place in a Silicon Valley developer’s suite. With clever cable management routes and a synthetic DTEX interior, this heavy-duty tray allows you to keep all of your smart devices in one place, all without making a mess of tangled wires and scratched screens.

Key Features

  • Aluminum housing
  • Anti-slip rubber fixtures
  • Stylus slot
  • Cable management
  • Extra DTEX pads sold separately
  • Four compartments 

Specifications

  • Dimenions: 8.4” x 11” x 0.75”

17. Tanner Goods Valet Tray

Sporting an English high-walled style and brass-pressed corner pinch rivets, the Tanner Goods leather valet tray is all about pleasing the eye. Rounded edges flow into fine black stitching, and the Meridian English bridle leather gives a strong colour impression that can accent any lobby, workplace, or home setting. Embossed with the Tanner’s maker’s mark, this little beauty is both stately and robust.

Key Features

  • Meridian English bridle leather
  • Brass pressed fit rivets
  • Made in the USA
  • Single compartment

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 5″ x 5″
  • Weight: 6 oz.

18. Amiglo Valet Tray

Another all-rounder tray, the Amiglo, is a spacious fully-featured choice for men’s EDC gear. With a discreet protector compartment for glasses or personal items and a notch-cut charging slot, this is a well-rounded tray with a reasonable price. Finished with leatherette and faux suede, you’re getting an aesthetically pleasing product without the premium cost of genuine leather or suede. When the overall finish is this high quality, it’s hard to tell the difference anyway.

Key Features

  • Leatherette and faux suede finish
  • Private compartment
  • Bumper catch-all slot
  • Six compartments

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 13.7” x 9.6” x 1.6”
  • Weight: 1.95 lbs.

19. Graf & Lantz Kawabon Valet Tray

Here’s something we rarely see; a small wooden EDC tray with a simple leather lining. A compact form factor and high-quality materials, including a merino wool felt base, lend the Kawabon valet tray a playful but sophisticated aspect. Available in three colours, this suits any tabletop or small-scale setting. Less is more, but also comes at a cost, as though the Kawabon is a strong contender for everyday items, it might struggle with larger smartphones.

Key Features

  • German merino wool base
  • Genuine Italian leather lining
  • Handmade in the USA
  • Single compartment

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 8.5″ x 5.5″

20. HappyDavid Jewellery and EDC Tray

Sharp edges and pinched corners give this tray an understated elegance suitable for any scenario. Portable and practical, the HappyDavid EDC tray is large enough to hold an assortment of unsorted items. The singular deep compartment might not be great for coin and key storage, but larger things like smartphones and shades will recline nicely in this high-walled tray.

Key Features

  • High-walled construction
  • Portable
  • Small form factor
  • Single compartment

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 6.8″ x 6.8″
  • Weight: 0.3 lbs

21. Saddleback Firm Leather Catchall

Buy cheap, and you’ll buy twice, buy quality, and you’ll never spend another penny. The Saddleback catch-all says, why not both? This firm leather catch-all is constructed with full-grain leather at a great entry-level price point and makes for a strong, simple EDC solution. It also sports a removable interior liner as a false bottom for hiding cash. Handy in a pinch!

Key Features

  • Full-grain leather
  • Removable lining
  • Firm-walled construction
  • Four colours available
  • Single compartment

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 7.25″ x 7.25″ x 1.5″
  • Weight: 0.6 lbs

22. Killspencer Valet Tray

With a range of sizes available and a unique indented form factor, this bull-hide leather valet tray is both elegant and authoritative. The colorways on offer range from a striking all-black affair to a contrasting cognac on sable, perfect for an office interior or business setting. There’s ample space here for wallet, keys, and watches, though a smartphone may find itself slipping astray. This is perhaps a tray for the less tech-focussed amongst us.

Key Features

  • Premium bull hide leather
  • Removable leather insert
  • Four colours available
  • Single compartment

Specifications

  • 8.75″ x 5.5″ to 17″ by 12″
  • Weight: Small: 1 lbs, Medium: 2.5 lbs, Large: 3.5 lbs

23. HOUNDSBAY Navigator Big Valet

So, you’ve seen the biggest valets on offer so far, and you still aren’t satisfied. Fear not, for the HOUNDSBAY Navigator is here to save the day. At a whopping 13.4″ x 11.8″, this dominator has room for everything and anything, including a charging notch, coin slide, and three watch slots. Additionally, this is the only valet tray to include a glass lid and ring & cufflink display. This hefty case is ideal for the sharp dresser.

Key Features

  • Three watch slots
  • Ring & cufflink display
  • Charging notch
  • Extra-large size
  • Six compartments

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 13.4” x 11.8” x 3”
  • Weight: 2.49 lbs

24. Billykirk No. 471 Valet Tray

Another tray weighing in at the heavier end of the spectrum, the Billykirk No. 471, is a tanned leather tray of very traditional design sensibilities. With a rounded 60s look and a vegetable-tanned finish, this is another leather valet tray that will mature well with time. Custom embossing allows for a personal touch, and this is one of the few trays to offer pictorial engravings and monograms and inscriptions. The Billykirk No. 471 is a great tray to place in the family foyer of a busy household or on the corner of a well-used desk.

Key Features

  • Full-grain veg tan leather
  • Custom embossing
  • Hand stamped and heat branded
  • Single compartment
  • Made in California, USA

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 9” x 7.5” x 0.75”
  • Weight: 8 oz.