You know that friend who always has her nails perfectly done? It's almost as if she's always fresh from the nail salon, considering how she manages to show up everywhere with a shiny, perfectly shaped manicure, nary a chip or snagged cuticle in sight. As much as you may envy her (seriously, how does she have the time to maintain that mani?) you probably also want to treat her to something special for the holidays. And that's where the best nail polish gift sets of the holiday season come in clutch to keep her nail game on point.
When it comes to getting festive for the holidays, nail polish brands big and small are some of the best in the beauty business. From limited-edition shade launches to over-the-top advent calendars filled with polishes fit for holiday parties and beyond, you can't go wrong when shopping the celebratory manicure-perfecting kits for nail polish lovers in your life.
Naturally, there are no shortage of nail polish gifting opportunities at every budget — so you can buy affordable sets for your manicure-savvy coworker then splurge on bigger or more luxurious buys for your BFF, sisters, mom, or anyone who prides themselves on perfectly polished nails.
Over at Ulta, you can score Ulta Beauty's Pop, Fizz, Cheers! four-polish set for just $8 to toast to the year's end with work friends, while Sephora Collection's Stay Polished! Nail Set provides six festive hues for only $15. Nails Inc.'s Joyful Nail Polish Duo, also $15 at Sephora, would prove to be a great stocking stuffer or holiday hostess gift thanks to two high-shine red hues (including a super glittery red and silver topcoat).
Go big and bold with major gift sets like Ciaté London's annual Mini Mani Month 2019, $60, or the OPI Hello Kitty Nail Lacquer Advent Calendar, $49.95, both of which provide mini nail polishes for nearly every day of the holiday season (and beyond). Or, gift sets from luxe nail brands like the Deborah Lippman Treasure Chest 9-Piece Set, $45, and Christian Louboutin Beauty's Loubitag Collection III, $60, which comes with just two ultra-luxurious polishes.
Start shopping for the stylish manicure mavens in your life with some of the best nail gift sets of the season, below.
One high-shine red polish and one glitter-packed red and silver top coat provide an ultra-festive holiday manicure.
Between shimmery nude, bold red, and glittery hues, this six polish set has it all — and for only $15.
Ciaté's annual advent calendar gives nail polish lovers 25 days of discovery, with fresh colors, classically loved shades, and essential manicure tools, too. One full-sized polish rounds out the collection on the final day of the calendar.
This two-polish set includes a glittery pink shade, Snowflake Kisses, and an opalescent blue, Moonglow, for a dreamy winter-inspired manicure.
Luxury nail polish lovers will drool over Christian Louboutin's two-polish set of super-bold shades.
Morgan Taylor's holiday set includes two full-size prep and top coats, plus three mini polishes in pretty holiday-ready colors. All of it comes with a commemorative tin to keep your essentials together.
Four party-ready nail polish shades that'll get anyone in a celebratory mood at just $8? Yes, please.