Look no further for your nail inspiration! As committed Christmas-aholics, we have you covered with 20+ seasonally simple ideas for Christmas nail designs that will delight all ages.
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Take a look at these amazing ideas for a seasonal manicure! From snowmen to Santa, and baubles to bells, you’ll find the perfect finishing touch for your holiday outfit, as well as lots of ideas for fun with the kids.
All you need to create these Christmas nail designs are a variety of nail polish colours, some fine point paintbrushes, nail varnish remover, and a nail art ball tip tool (which is easily found online).
Be sure to let us know in the comments which one is your favourite!
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Fun Christmas Nail Designs
What are your favourite things about the holiday season? Building a snowman, presents, decorating the tree, all the delicious food, or perhaps Santa himself – well, we’ve got them all! Take a peek at some of our favourite easy Christmas nails.
Fans of Frosty will love these snowman nails from Beauty Chocolat – plus you can watch the quick video on how to create this simple but effective look.
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Olaf Frozen Nails
Do you wanna build a snowman? Or better yet… paint one?! Frozen fans will love these Olaf-inspired nails from Cute Polish.
Christmas Emoji Nails
These Christmas poop emoji nails from Nailed It NZ are absolutely hilarious – and bound to be a huge hit with younger members of the family.
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Christmas Sweater Nails
Sensationails4U to the rescue with this cool 3D effect nail, perfect for making a Christmas sweater-style!
Peppermint Candy Nails
These swirly twirly peppermint nails from Julia Lis are fun for the festive party season – and you could change things up and just have one feature nail with the rest red.
No Tool Christmas Nail Designs
No tools? No problem! These festive holiday nails from Cute Polish are perfect for beginners. You’ll see five different designs, and all you need are different colour nail polishes and a toothpick.
How About Some Festive Fun?
Get into the festive spirit and download our FREE Christmas word search – perfect for rainy days or on-the-go fun! Can you find them all?
Snowy Christmas Nails
Set the scene with these snowy Christmas nails from Creative Nail Art. You can change this up from the darker gradient background to a brighter, lighter colour too – it still looks great.
Christmas Tree Nail Tutorial
Blue Tape and Nails created these Christmas tree nails using three nail polish colours and some strips of tape to get a straight line. The step-by-step photo tutorial will show you just how to create this look.
If you love Dr Seuss’ The Grinch and read or watch it every year, then these are the Christmas nails for you. The video from Cute Polish breaks down all the steps, so don’t be put off by the challenge!
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Who doesn’t love a yummy gingerbread man? Well, now you can bring that cuteness to your nails with this tutorial video from Creative Nail Art.
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A Taste of Christmas
Wrap those nails up with a freehand nail tutorial from Janelle Estep, featuring candy canes, wreaths and fun present designs to celebrate the holiday season.
Look how cute! These little festive penguin nails from Lacquertude are adorable – we love the little reindeer one!
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Using a glittery background colour and then white, black and pink acrylic or nail paint, you can create this kawaii snowflake nail idea from Beauty Chocolat.
Santa’s Red Suit
Give a traditional red manicure a subtle Christmas makeover with these Santa nails from Nails by Jema.
Sometimes simple is where it’s at. Nailed It NZ shows you how to recreate this simple squiggle effect.
Rudolf and Friends
The Nailasaurus has a great step-by-step tutorial to show you how you can recreate Rudolf and friends with these reindeer nails at home.
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Freehand your own sparkly snowflake nails thanks to this video from Nail Art Attack. The red background looks great, but you could change it up with any colour polish.
Not your traditional Christmas nail designs, these plum pudding nails from Creative Nail Art are a really effective alternative.
Who doesn’t love a minion? And Santa minions are even better! Take inspiration from Julia Lis as she creates these festive favourites.
Easy Holly Nails
Deck the halls with boughs of holly… These simple and clean Christmas holly nails from Cute Polish are subtle enough for everyday wear, but there’s still plenty of seasonal fun to them!
Best buds Santa and Rudolf join together to create a fantastic Christmas look, with guidance from The Crafty Ninja.
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Which of these Christmas nail designs would be your choice? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!