Thanksgiving Nail-Art Designs That You'll Actually Want to Wear
Thanksgiving is a great holiday for surrounding yourself with friends and family, eating a delicious meal, and finally rewatching all those festive "Friends" episodes, all while reflecting on what you've been thankful for this year. Some may be grateful for those delicious dishes that come with the holiday season or the time taken to slow down and treat yourself to much-needed pampering. It may sound corny, but one of the things we're most grateful for is our ability to express ourselves with fall nail art, especially when it comes to Thanksgiving nails. The time we set aside to get a new manicure, especially around holidays like Thanksgiving, is the ultimate self-care task.
In anticipation of all the holiday hubbub, take a moment for yourself and get painting — or book an appointment at the salon if that's more your speed — to achieve the Thanksgiving nails that will be the eye candy of the dinner table. If you think Thanksgiving nail designs are hard to come by, think again, because we found a ton of seasonally-appropriate ideas to get you into the holiday spirit. From adorable hand-painted turkeys to candy-corn nails and festive twists on french manicures, if you need some Thanksgiving nail-art inspiration ahead of your next manicure appointment, we've found 22 fun nail ideas for you to try before the big day.
Checkered Thanksgiving Nails
Go for a subtle Thanksgiving-themed design by incorporating checkered print.
French Thanksgiving Nails
This french manicure with an orange tip and gold stars feels Thanksgiving without being too themed.
Floral Orange Thanksgiving Nails
This floral Thanksgiving manicure has a mix of nail art and solid polish for a fun look.
Gold Leaf Thanksgiving Nails
Throw some gold foil onto a autumnal-shade manicure and you have yourself an easy Thanksgiving look.
Fall Foliage Thanksgiving Nails
Nothing screams Thanksgiving like good fall foliage. Add some colorful leaf decals to your nails if you can't make the scenic drive of your dreams this year.
Thanksgiving Centerpiece Nails
These stunning Thanksgiving nails put a festive spin on the french tip. Keep your seasonal nail art just at the tip of your nails for a similar effect.
Hot Cocoa Thanksgiving Nails
Channel the warm, cozy feeling of wrapping your fingers around a warm cup of hot chocolate with this steaming cocoa Thanksgiving nail design.
Swirly Thanksgiving Nails
If you prefer more subdued Thanksgiving nails, opt for classic burnt-orange nails and a simple design, like the one seen here, for nails that are festive and still glam.
Ombré Glitter Thanksgiving Nails
Another fun play on the french manicure, these glitter tips will add a touch of glamour to any Thanksgiving nail look.
Cute Turkey Thanksgiving Nails
Thanksgiving nails equal turkey nail art. Have your manicure be the center of attention with this adorably festive design.
Mismatched Leaf Thanksgiving Nails
Incorporate classic designs into your Thanksgiving nail ideas with bold colors like this candy-corn-themed nail set.
Ombré Leaf Thanksgiving Nails
Take a minimal manicure up a notch by adding a classic leaf design on each finger for a standout Thanksgiving nail look.
Dinnertime Thanksgiving Nails
Thanksgiving dinner is arguably one of the best parts of the day. Relay your excitement for the main event by incorporating designs of traditional Thanksgiving foods into your nail-art theme.
Simple Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Nails
Accent nails add a pop of fun to any manicure. Make sure your Thanksgiving nails incorporate your favorite sayings or characters for a look that feels uniquely personal.
Mismatched Turkey Thanksgiving Nails
Play with different turkey designs when coming up with your Thanksgiving nail ideas. The one seen here looks almost cartoonish, which gives the manicure a playful vibe.
Fall and bordeaux nails are practically synonymous at this point, so why not incorporate the classic vampy-red shade into your Thanksgiving nail look this year?
Pie Thanksgiving Nails
Who doesn't like a good slice of pie? Give your Thanksgiving nails a yummy upgrade with a different pie design on each finger.
Hand-Painted Thanksgiving Nails
For Thanksgiving nail art that pops, opt for a different, seasonal design on each finger.
Plaid Thanksgiving Nails
Who says flannel has to be relegated only to your clothes? Add a colorful flannel design to your Thanksgiving nails to take the cozy vibes up a notch.
Moody Thanksgiving Nails
Give your Thanksgiving nails a sultry edge by using a deep nail color as a base before adding your preferred nail-art designs.
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Nails
There was nothing quite like watching Saturday-morning cartoons as a child. Capture that feeling of nostalgia by getting your favorite holiday-cartoon-inspired nail art incorporated into your Thanksgiving nails.
Floral Thanksgiving Nails
Floral nail designs can feel relegated to the summer, but this sunflower design feels both cozy and seasonally appropriate.
Thanksgiving Nails: Glittery Gobble
Turkey-inspired nail art doesn't have to be boring. Add some glam to any turkey nail art by incorporating a "falling glitter" design like the one seen here.
Multicolor Thanksgiving Nails
If you can't decide on your favorite Thanksgiving nail design, get them all! Incorporate nail art, glitter, and seasonal colors on each finger for an eye-catching, multicolored manicure.
Pumpkin and Plum Thanksgiving Nails
Deep plum tones can also easily double as the perfect fall manicure and an easy Thanksgiving nail-art base.