Design’s Best Small, Affordable Gift of 2018

Rosanna, Inc., Mod Cloth, Z Gallerie, West Elm, Anthropologie, Jonathan Adler

For gifts or stocking stuffers that wow without breaking the break, try trinket trays.  These petite catchalls for rings, keys, coins and the like add a touch of vintage charm to vanities or night stands while keeping clutter at bay.


With mod artful architectural renderings of London, Paris or New York, the City trinket dish is passport-worthy. $16 each.

West Elm

Hand-crafted in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by artisan Louisa Podlich, each A MANO trinket dish is shaped from a tiny ball of clay and decorated by hand, then glazed and fired to create a gorgeous metallic luster. Choose from nine colors and patterns. $22 each.

Z Gallerie

With a nod to the French fashion icon whose quote it bears, the Beauty Begins trinket tray is as classic chic as pearls and a little black dress.  $12.95

Jonathan Adler

Go for the gold with the Carnaby Zebra stacking dish in a glam zebra print.  $32. 


Pick a letter -any letter- for modern graphic punch with Rosanna Inc.’s Alphabet Studio trinket trays. $11.50 each.  

Lytle and Me/Etsy

Crafted in South Carolina of a reclaimed sea shell that’s personalized and then trimmed in gold leaf, each Monogrammed oyster trinket dish is unique and one-of-a-kind. $10-12.

Mod Cloth

Llama drama is everywhere on the style scene. For the design lover on your list, only the quirky Loveliest Llama ring holder will do. $12.

Pretty, practical and unexpected. Trinket trays are design’s best small, affordable gift of the year.  Add them to your shopping list now.