A bit boujee? Maybe, but once you scroll through our edit of the best bath trays you’ll find yourself wondering how you coped without one for so long.
Besides being infinitely more stylish than cluttering your bath products precariously on the corner of the tub, many of the best bath caddies now come with a dedicated area to rest your iPad/book/phone as you relax, and some even, a holder, for your well-deserved glass of wine at the end of a long day – told you you’d want one.
There are a few things that I’ll always associate with winter – the smell of a log fire, mulled wine, long walks in the country and an achingly hot, self-indulgent soak in the tub.
When the days are as short as they are, and getting colder, by the time 6pm comes and I close my laptop, there’s nothing I look forward to more than an indecently long bath, ending only when my fingers have turned into prunes. And it’s become something of a daily self-care ritual during the latest lockdown, that even the realisation that I can now go to a restaurant or pub during my allotted me-time, isn’t enough to tempt me away from my sudsy heaven.
And I’m not the only one. Since March, we’ve all been forced to slow down a bit and enjoy the simple pleasures of life without rushing off to the next best thing, because of #FOMO. Instead of the usual hurried, 5-minute shower, even those who’ve shunned the thought of a bath for a lifetime, are slowly being converted the joys of soaking in the tub. And why wouldn’t they be?
The splash of the water on the porcelain as you find the perfect temperature, adding in a silky bath oil and lighting a scented candle as you settle in with a good book or your new favourite Netflix series. Heaven. The only thing you may be missing to take your splash in the tub to the next level? A stylish bath tray.
No matter the style of your home or size of your tub, our curated edit of bath trays will fit seamlessly into your space. Whether you’re looking for a minimalist wooden tray, a chic gold caddy or a Moroccan inspired geo-tile tray, we’ve found the best bath trays for every type of bathroom. And if it’s *actually* not spilling a drop of your favourite red you’re most concerned about (who isn’t?) then this light grey tray from John Lewis or this extendable design from Amazon both come with dedicated glass holders. Splish splash and bottoms up.