Festive Christmas Nail Design Ideas

It’s time to start decorating the house with boughs of holly, string lights and stockings. But don’t stop there. Show off your holiday spirit with a fresh set of festive nails! To help you out, we’ve curated our top favourite Christmas nail designs we found on social media!

Try recreating these looks yourself, or save the design and bring them to your talented nail tech for inspiration.

Show off these holiday nails at your next Christmas party or family photo op. Don’t forget to bring a tray of my favourite vegan Christmas cookies.


Nail designs for short nails

Top Christmas Nail Design Ideas & Inspiration

The classic length and holiday design of this set makes them the perfect inspiration for almost any Christmas occasion. I love the cute candy cane stripe and reindeer accent nails along with the classic deep red polish.

This classic Christmas nail design is so shiny and bright, it’s definitely going to be noticed. I love the classic red and green with the sparkle accent tree!

Get lit with these festive Christmas nails that have a little bit of everything- holiday greens, reindeer, string lights and sparkle! I love the length of the nails and the rounded tip is so functional.

This santa suit Christmas nail design looks simple enough to attempt at home! I love the matte red sparkle nails too. This simple yet festive holiday set is a must try this season.

How cute are these Christmas nail designs? I love the unique rose colour mixed with the creamy nudes, the holiday prints and patterns. This set is super girly and perfect for showing off your holiday spirit.

This set is amazing! I love the accent nail’s length and design and how they’re not exactly matchy-matchy but they coordinate and work so well. The colour of the red really pops and the pinkie sparkle tops it al off.

Christmas Nail Design: Cozy Nail Ideas

These winter nails are super cozy and cute. Nothing says winter like a cup of hot cocoa! The hearts make this set so cute and sweet and the candy cane ties in the holiday season.

I love a girly, pink Christmas nail design. Who says Christmas nails have to be red and green anyway? That cute purple santa hat is too adorable and the snowflakes just add that little extra holiday cheer!

This is one of my favourite Christmas nail designs because it’s so different with the black and white design. It really caught my eye. It’s not your typical cheery and bright holiday nail design, but is every bit as festive. And how beautiful is the jewelled pinky?

Silver bells and a fresh set of silver nails are the perfect combination for the holidays. This combination of shiny and sparkly is so eye-catching.

Whether you’re a grinch or just a fan of the movie, this set of Christmas nails is definitely going to be a conversation piece. The detail in this set is amazing, look at how realistic that grinch looks. Can you believe that was done all free-hand? Amazing talent!

Looking for a classic holiday set? This is perfect for you and will go with all of your holiday outfits.

Celebrating with the gnomies? How adorable are these gnome Christmas nails? The length, sparkle and detail is absolutely stunning. This set may just outshine the tree!

Simple bling is stunning and easy enough to try at home. Pick up a pack of nail sparkles, some festive polish and try these Christmas nails yourself this holiday!

These short and sweet Christmas nails prove that you don’t need to have a long set of claws to have beautiful, festive nails. And, how adorable is that reindeer? I love the nude rose gold and gold combination. As a short nail girl, I am definitely bringing this to my salon next!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas is one of my favourite holiday movies. This set is so detailed and absolutely amazing I just had fo shade it.

Pepper candy nails anyone? The nude pink and red and white combo is so stunning. And I really love the matte nail with glossy candy accent.

Joy to the world, this set of Christmas nails was inspired by home_of_deva and her amazing nail designs and created by the talented beautiful_in_light. The details are amazing, and I love the cute bow and decadent sparkle coat to wrap up a festive set.

Wrapping Up: Christmas Nail Designs

Celebrate the holidays in style with a fresh set of nails, inspired by these Christmas nail designs!

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  1. Very interesting; especially for ladies!

  2. […] Get ready for the holiday with a fresh set of Christmas design nails! […]

  3. […] We’re all about the sparkle and glimmer this time of year, so don’t be surprised when we show up at your office party with eyes painted like a glittery elf (or angel). Oh and don’t forget about the festive Christmas nails! […]

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