Do Yourself a Favor and Buy a Bath Tray This Year

Do Yourself a Favor and Buy a Bath Tray This Year

My boyfriend and I have recently begun the process of shopping for a home to move into together. While this experience has remained mostly positive and generally exciting, it has shed light on one core difference between us: I’m deeply passionate about baths, and he doesn’t understand the appeal. How someone could possibly overlook the sheer beauty of sinking into invitingly hot water, splashing around like a child and relaxing in what is basically a domestic hot tub is beyond me. The home we’ll eventually share needs to have a bath tub—and it needs to have a bath tub capable of housing my bath tray . (These are nonnegotiables, as my boyfriend has recently discovered.)

Baths are an undeniably beautiful thing. (And I say “undeniable,” I mean it. Because try as he might, my boyfriend can’t convince me otherwise.) And when life gives you an opportunity to make baths even more beautiful than they already are, you take advantage. You stock up on essential oils. You line your tub’s rim with candles. You buy a bath tray .

Bath trays are one of life’s most delightful inventions . They’re trays that perch atop your tub, running from one side to the other—hovering above your waist as you sink in and out of the hot water you’ve run. You can put candles on them, books on them, veritable meals on them. My favorite bath tray—a $49 find from Urban Outfitters —comes complete with a candle holder, a place to prop up a book and a slot for a wine glass so secure that there’s no risk of your delicious libation spilling and mixing in with your carefully crafted bath.

So do yourself a favor, reader. Buy yourself a bath tray . Elevate your bath game to a whole new level of spa-worthy relaxation. Because you can, and because you deserve it.

STYLECASTER | Do Yourself a Favor and Buy a Bath Tray This Year

1. Me Time Bamboo Bath Tray Caddy, $49 at Urban Outfitters

My absolute favorite—available in a darker mahogany, if that’s more your speed.

STYLECASTER | Do Yourself a Favor and Buy a Bath Tray This Year

2. Custom Planked Wood Bath Caddy, $65 at Etsy/RestorationRehab

Rustic bath tray vibes for a rustic home. (Peep those matching coasters—next level.)

STYLECASTER | Do Yourself a Favor and Buy a Bath Tray This Year

3. Wooden Handmade Bath Tray, $32.78 at Etsy/TheBathTrack

Because everything—even a bath tray—looks better in black.

STYLECASTER | Do Yourself a Favor and Buy a Bath Tray This Year

4. Nottingham Brass Tub Caddy, $72.95 at Signature Hardware

In case you wanted a bath tray that matched the storage fixtures you’d already put up in your bathroom.

STYLECASTER | Do Yourself a Favor and Buy a Bath Tray This Year

5. Wood Bath Caddy, $69 at Etsy/OrganizerIdeas

This one leaves room for tealights—nice.

STYLECASTER | Do Yourself a Favor and Buy a Bath Tray This Year

6. Rustic Wood Bathtub Tray, $124 at Etsy/WhiskyGinger

So cute you could probably get away with leaving it up long after your bath has ended.

STYLECASTER | Do Yourself a Favor and Buy a Bath Tray This Year

7. Bath Caddy, $145 at Etsy/GiftsByDanielle

In case you want to give the illusion that your favorite bath accessories are floating in mid-air.

STYLECASTER | Do Yourself a Favor and Buy a Bath Tray This Year

8. Strained Bathtub Tray, $45 at Etsy/SilverWoodworking

This product photo is practically transporting us to a prettier place.

STYLECASTER | Do Yourself a Favor and Buy a Bath Tray This Year

9. Teak Tub Caddy, $92.95 at Signature Hardware

This tray makes it basically impossible to spill anything.

STYLECASTER | Do Yourself a Favor and Buy a Bath Tray This Year

10. Live Edge Solid Oak Bath Tray, $51.32 at Etsy/GiftsWithCherryOnTop

Raw-edge wood is never not cool.

STYLECASTER | Do Yourself a Favor and Buy a Bath Tray This Year

11. Pacifica Bathtub Tray, $163 at Westminster Teak

The viewing screen is a truly magnificent touch.

 

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