Get ready to sleigh the season with these festive Christmas nail art ideas! ‘Tis the season to get creative and jolly!

A Jolly Festive Round-Up
Pretty Bauble Christmas Nail Art Ideas

The holidays are all about spreading cheer, and what better way to do it than with some playful Christmas nail art? These fun designs turn your nails into little canvases bursting with holiday spirit.

So let’s dive into these cute Christmas nail ideas that’ll have your fingertips tapping “Jingle Bells” in no time.

Christmas Tree Nails

Let’s start with the classic Christmas tree! Paint those trees in all shades of green, add some colourful baubles, and you’ve got yourself a mini holiday forest on your fingertips.

We love this cute green and gold design.

Christmas Tree Accent Nail

Christmas Tree Accent Nail

How about a white silhouette accent nail?

Christmas Tree Nail Art

Christmas Tree Nail Art

These green rhinestone gem trees are so festive and the mix of red and green nail polish is really festive.

Christmas Tree Of Rhinestones

Christmas Tree Of Rhinestones

If you don’t want to be quite so bold in your colour choice, try a more subtle crystal design on a nude base.

Sparkly Christmas Tree Accent Nail

Sparkly Christmas Tree Accent Nail

This gold glitter accent tree is spot on.

Glitter Christmas Tree Nail Design

Glitter Christmas Tree Nail Design

Awww it’s a whole forest of bright and cheerful Christmas trees! 

Colourful Christmas Trees

Colourful Christmas Trees

Love this mixture of festive season icons.

Iconic Seasonal Designs Make Fun Christmas Nail Art Ideas

Iconic Seasonal Designs Make Fun Christmas Nail Art Ideas

Santa Nail Art

Santa’s signature look is iconic for a reason, so let’s show it some love! Paint your nails in Santa’s red and white suit, belt buckle and all. Fashion-forward and festive, all in one.

Santa’s suit is just perfect to make a statement on one nail.

Santa's Suit As An Accent Nail

Santa’s Suit As An Accent Nail

Use a super thin nail brush to draw these super cute Santa faces!

Cute Santa Face Nails

Cute Santa Face Nails

Or add some Santa nails in the form of stickers instead.

Santa Nail Stickers Add A Festive Detail

Santa Nail Stickers Add A Festive Detail

Santa Hat Nail Art

Get ready to sleigh your holiday nail game!  With cute Santa hats painted on your fingertips, your holiday look will be as jolly as can be. 

Santa’s hat makes for a fun festive Frenchie!

Santa Hat Frenchie

Santa Hat Frenchie

It looks great in glitter polish too.

Festive French Tip Idea

Festive French Tip Idea

Mix it up with some elf hats as well and turn that French polish upside down.

Santa Hat Nail Art

Santa Hat Nail Art

Christmas Lights Nail Art

Who doesn’t love the twinkling lights of the season? Why not bring that magic to your nails? Dabble some vibrant lines that mimic those charming holiday lights.

We love how they twirl from one finger to the next!

Christmas Lights Nail Art Design

Christmas Lights Nail Art Design

Christmas Sweater Nail Ideas

Let’s cosy up those nails for the holidays! Picture adorable cable knit patterns painted on your fingertips, giving your look a snug and stylish twist perfect for the season.  A great way to include some texture too!

How adorable is this grey-pink winter season combo?!

Cable Knit Winter Nail Art

Cable Knit Winter Nail Art

We love how striking the patterns are on a red manicure.

Cable Knit Pattern On Christmas Red Nails

Cable Knit Pattern On Christmas Red Nails

Candy Cane Nail Designs

Candy canes are like the unofficial snack of Christmas, right? Take that sweetness to your nails with cute candy cane dots. They’ll add a sprinkle of holiday joy!

This candy cane French mani melts our Christmas hearts.  It’s just too cute.

Candy Cane French Tip Idea

Candy Cane French Tip Idea

​What a great way to jazz up some white nail polish for the holidays.

Candy Cane Polka Dot Nails

Candy Cane Polka Dot Nails

Love the eye-catching candy cane accent nail.

Candy Cane Accent Nail

Candy Cane Accent Nail

​This clever candy cane design is so effective.

Candy Cane Spot Nail Art Design

Candy Cane Spot Nail Art Design

​Loving that swirl effect.

Candy Cane Swirls

Candy Cane Swirls

Why not go for Grinch green nails instead?!

Grinch Green Nail Art

Grinch Green Nail Art

Christmas Glitter Nails

Who says glitter is just for party dresses? Bring on the sparkle to your nails with glitter patterns or a dazzling gradient effect. Your nails will be the life of the glittery party!

Such an easy nail art design but it packs a festive punch!

Gold Glitter Accent Nail

Gold Glitter Accent Nail

This silver foil effect is so pretty.

Silver Foil Nail Art Detail

Silver Foil Nail Art Detail

​Loving the glitter effect top coat over the ombre nails.

Glitter Ombre Nails

Glitter Ombre Nails

These glitter snowflakes are perfect for a Christmas Frenchie!

Glitter Snowflakes Nail Art

Glitter Snowflakes Nail Art

How sweet does this silver glitter look on the accent and top coat?

Sparkly Christmas Nail Art

Sparkly Christmas Nail Art

Simple Christmas nails but perfect for the holidays.

Glitter Nails Design

Glitter Nails Design

Love the larger flakes in this design – it looks like snow!

Fun Festive Nail Art Glitter On Purple

Fun Festive Nail Art Glitter On Purple

Two glitter nails is surely better than one!

Sparkly Nail Detail

Sparkly Nail Detail

Subtle but effective – a neat holiday manicure idea.

Nude Nails With Glitter Top Coat

Nude Nails With Glitter Top Coat

The streak of gold glitter looks really glamorous.

Glitter Pattern On Red Nails

Glitter Pattern On Red Nails

Christmas Holly Nail Art (& Other Greens!)

Want to add a little holly jolly to your nails?  Ready to spread a little mistletoe mischief?  Add those delicate sprigs to your nails and you’ve basically inviting holiday romance right onto your fingertips. 

We love the playfulness of mixing and matching those Christmas designs – wreaths, holly, mistletoe.

Holly & Wreath Nail Art Details

Holly & Wreath Nail Art Details

Garland Nail Art Design

Garland Nail Art Design

Holly & Wreath Nail Art Details

Holly & Wreath Nail Art Details

Mistletoe Nail Art Design

Mistletoe Nail Art Design

Love the negative space on this Christmas French manicure.

Christmas Wreath On French Manicure

Christmas Wreath On French Manicure

These holly nail stickers work a treat.

Holly Nail Stickers

Holly Nail Stickers

This pinecone design – oh my, festive perfection!

Pinecone Accent Nail Art Idea

Pinecone Accent Nail Art Idea

Poinsettia Nail Design

Time to bloom with some poinsettia power! These classic holiday flowers bring a touch of timeless charm to your nails. Go ahead, paint ’em up and let your nails become a festive garden.

Loving this champagne gold take on a poinsettia design.

Poinsettia Champagne Gold Nails

Poinsettia Champagne Gold Nails

Reindeer Nail Art

Santa’s sleigh team deserves a spot on your nails, too. Paint their antlers or even their silhouettes for a fun nod to the crew that makes Christmas magic happen.

Errr, does it get any cuter than this?!

Rudolph Nail Art Idea

Rudolph Nail Art Idea

​Love this alternative colour and the addition of the hearts.

Cute Reindeer Nail Art

Cute Reindeer Nail Art

How sweet is this reindeer?!  The nose detail really works.

Reindeer Nail Art Design

Reindeer Nail Art Design

The middle finger nail accent antler design here is so clever.

Reindeer Antler Christmas Nail Art

Reindeer Antler Christmas Nail Art

Rhinestone Nail Designs

Add some sparkle and shine with gemstone-inspired dots on your nails. These little gems will make your nails feel as precious as holiday jewellery.

This is perfect for the winter season, understated (sort of!)

Rhinestone Nail Art

Rhinestone Nail Art

Embrace those traditional Christmas colours…

Christmas Gemstone Nail Art

Christmas Gemstone Nail Art

​… or go for different colours entirely!

Party Nails With Rhinestone Design

Party Nails With Rhinestone Design

This middle accent figure detail looks really classy.

Elegant Gem Accent Nail For Party Season

Elegant Gem Accent Nail For Party Season

Love this pastel Christmas vibe.

Pastel Christmas Gemstone Nail Art Design

Pastel Christmas Gemstone Nail Art Design

The swirly pattern here is so elegant on white nails.

Swirly Pattern with Rhinestones On White Nails

Swirly Pattern with Rhinestones On White Nails

​Adore this thumb nail statement!  Modern but regal.

Accent Thumbnail Of Rhinestones

Accent Thumbnail Of Rhinestones

There’s a hint of nutcracker about this festive nail art.

Christmas Colour Nail Art Rhinestone Pattern

Christmas Colour Nail Art Rhinestone Pattern

Perfect touch of sparkle to this snowflake design.

Gem Detail on Snowflake Nail Design

Gem Detail on Snowflake Nail Design

Elf Nails

Elves are the unsung heroes of the holidays. Show ’em some love by adding their pointy hats and shoes to your nails. Your manicure will be as cheerful as Santa’s workshop!

A bold statement but really effective!

Elf Hat Nail Art

Elf Hat Nail Art

​Or add a bit of Buddy the Elf to Christmas nails.

Fun Nail Art Design For Christmas With Buddy The Elf

Fun Nail Art Design For Christmas With Buddy The Elf

Metallic Nail Art Ideas

Shine bright like a holiday star with some metallic magic. Gold, silver, rose gold – take your pick and let those nails steal the spotlight with their glamorous shimmer.

This half-half effect is so stunning.  The subtle winter wishes are a neat idea too.

Rose Gold Metallic Nail Design

Rose Gold Metallic Nail Design

The gold stands out brilliantly against the matte black.

Gold & Black Accent Nail

Gold & Black Accent Nail

These chrome nails are almost mirrorlike!  Love the subtle thumb detail too.

Chrome Nails

Chrome Nails

The organic gold streak and use of negative space here is so eye-catching.

Gold Streak And Negative Space Idea

Gold Streak And Negative Space Idea

Christmas Presents Nail Ideas

Don’t you just love giving and receiving presents? Let your nails join in the fun with painted gift boxes, complete with ribbons and bows. It’s like unwrapping joy on your fingertips.

Picking out one nail to wrap works well.

Christmas Present Nail Idea

Christmas Present Nail Idea

​Such an elegant nod to Christmas time!

Blue and Gold Nail Design

Blue and Gold Nail Design

This one’s super cute on its festive red background.

Red And White Christmas Present Design

Red And White Christmas Present Design

​Love the two-colour effect here.

Two-tone Christmas Nail Art Idea

Two-tone Christmas Nail Art Idea

The use of lines on the present really elongates the nail.

Pretty Present Nail Design

Pretty Present Nail Design

Geometric Designs

Geometric shapes are in, and they’re also perfect for Christmas nail art. Splash some modern shapes in festive colours, and your nails will be a geometric holiday party.

The combo of candy cane colours and silver glitter make this super festive.

Geometric Shapes On Nails In Festive Colours

Geometric Shapes On Nails In Festive Colours

Such a simple look but really striking.

Simple Elegant Holiday Nail Look

Simple Elegant Holiday Nail Look

Nutcracker Nails

Classic stories make for fantastic nail art inspiration. Capture the magic of the Nutcracker with detailed designs that’ll have your nails dancing with delight.

What a fun Christmas nail art design?!

Nutcracker Fun Nail Art Idea

Nutcracker Fun Nail Art Idea

Gingerbread Nail Art

Gingerbread men are like tiny holiday cookies for your nails! They’re adorable, and you can get creative with icing details and cute little hearts.

Surely one of the sweetest designs ever?!

Gingerbread Man Nail Design

Gingerbread Man Nail Design

Nail Art Ideas With Stars

Who needs to wish upon a star when your nails are already sparkling? Paint on those twinkling stars for a dash of cosmic charm that’ll make your holiday nails shine.

The cat-eye nail trend backdrop works so well with these stars.

Cat Eye Nails With Stars

Cat Eye Nails With Stars

Now that’s a star-struck Frenchie!

Star French Manicure Idea

Star French Manicure Idea

Snowflake Nail Art

Snowflakes are nature’s art, so why not let them grace your nails? Design intricate snowflake patterns that are as unique as the real thing. Winter wonderland, anyone?

One simple snowflake sticker makes such a difference to this design.

Snowflake Nail Art Detail

Snowflake Nail Art Detail

The matte background really accentuates the pattern here.

Matte Christmas Nail Design for Snowflakes

Matte Christmas Nail Design for Snowflakes

Wow, this 3D snowflake design is so striking!

Snowflake Details On Christmas Nails

Snowflake Details On Christmas Nails

​Snowy vibes on a classic Christmas red background.

Cable Knit & Snowflakes Together

Cable Knit & Snowflakes Together

Beautiful winter vibes from this blue and white creation.

Blue & White Snowflake Nail Art

Blue & White Snowflake Nail Art

​The subtle snowflake detail is so pretty.

Winter Nail Art Design

Winter Nail Art Design

Clever use of glitter (aka mini snowflakes!) and an accent larger design.

Snowflakes & Glitter Nail Art Design

Snowflakes & Glitter Nail Art Design

Love this wintry pattern, effortlessly chic.

Winter Snowflake Nail Art

Winter Snowflake Nail Art

Them’s some festive nails!

Snowflakes On Red Nails

Snowflakes On Red Nails

Fun Christmas Nail Art Ideas With Patterns

​Mix it up with a playful pattern party! Plaid, swirly – the more, the merrier. Let your nails be a canvas for a stylishly festive fashion show.

All sorts of Barbiecore feels here.

Festive Patterns On Christmas Nails

Festive Patterns On Christmas Nails

This plaid nail art design pulls together the other Christmas nail colours.

Plaid Christmas Nail Art

Plaid Christmas Nail Art

The cute pattern accent nail elevates this creation.

Christmas Nail Art Ideas

Christmas Nail Art Ideas

Snowman Nail Designs

Snowmen bring warmth even in the cold. Paint those jolly snowman faces on your nails, complete with accessories like scarves, hats, and carrot noses. Adorable alert!

Super cute and full of festive cheer!

Snowman Christmas Nail Art

Snowman Christmas Nail Art

​Such a fun holiday design.

Snowman Design On White Accent Nails

Snowman Design On White Accent Nails

Love the white and grey snowy theme here.

Rhinestone Buttons For Snowman Nail Detail

Rhinestone Buttons For Snowman Nail Detail

Christmas Art With Nail Stickers

Ready to level up your nail game without breaking a sweat? Nail stickers are your BFFs. Stick ’em on for intricate designs that scream “look at me” in the best way.

Give your nails a Fairisle feel!

Fairisle Christmas Nail Stickers

Fairisle Christmas Nail Stickers

Add merry messages to your nails.

Merry Christmas Nail Stickers

Merry Christmas Nail Stickers

Play around with fun holiday designs.

Snowflake Nail Sticker Design

Snowflake Nail Sticker Design

Mittens Nail Art

Ready to add a touch of warmth to your nails? Imagine adorable mittens painted on your fingertips, bringing a cozy and festive vibe to your holiday look!

Such a sweet pattern for a trio of nails!

Mittens Cute Christmas Nail Art

Mittens Cute Christmas Nail Art

Baubles Christmas Nail Art Ideas

Get your nails ready to shine like holiday ornaments and paint on hanging baubles in all your favourite colours!  Give them a gemstone sparkle for extra bling.

This bauble design just exudes elegance (with a hint of fun).  One of our personal faves!

Pretty Bauble Christmas Nail Art Ideas

Bauble Christmas Nail Art Design

​So sweet with the foliage addition.

Baubles Painted On Nails For Christmas

Baubles Painted On Nails For Christmas

Festive French Tips

Give the classic French manicure a holiday twist by substituting the traditional white tips with red or green. Accentuate with gold or silver lines for a touch of holiday glamour.

Loving these red tips and snowy detail.

Red Tip French Manicure

Red Tip French Manicure

The extra detail here adds a pop of festive to these simple French tips.

Christmas French Manicure

Christmas French Manicure

​Who’d thought of a Christmas Eve chimney Frenchie?!

Santa Comes Down The Chimney Nail Art

Santa Comes Down The Chimney Nail Art

If you’re looking for understated, a glittery top coat is perfect.

Glitter Top Coat On French Manicure

Glitter Top Coat On French Manicure

Or just replace one tip with glitter for an elegant design.

Glitter French Tip Perfect For The Holiday Party

Glitter French Tip Perfect For The Holiday Party

​It’s all about the tips for these acrylic nails!

Ornate Christmas Pattern On French Tips

Ornate Christmas Pattern On French Tips

New Year Fireworks Nail Designs

Let’s keep the party going into the New Year! Whether you’re looking for a Twixmas upgrade or a design to cover the whole of party season, there’s no reason your nails should miss out on the New Year’s Eve countdown.

Love this firework inspired fun design.

Firework Nail Art Design For New Year

Firework Nail Art Design For New Year

After all, it’s all about the clock for New Year…

New Years Eve Clock Nail Design

New Years Eve Clock Nail Design

10 Top Tips for Nail Art Fun

Nail art is all about unleashing your creativity and having a blast while doing it! Whether you’re a nail art newbie or a seasoned pro, these 10 top tips will keep your manicure game strong and your nails looking fab:

Prep Like a Pro

Before you dive into the world of nail art, make sure your canvas is ready. Start with clean, well-shaped nails. A good base sets the stage for your nail art masterpiece.  Click here for our winter nail care top tips!

Pick Your Palette

Choose your colour palette wisely. Whether you’re into festive reds, icy blues, or glittery golds, a well-coordinated palette can take your nail art from “meh” to “wow” in no time.

Tools of the Trade

Gather your tools, whether it’s dotting tools, thin brushes, or even toothpicks (yes, toothpicks!). Having the right tools on hand makes intricate designs a whole lot easier.

Practice Makes Perfect

Don’t be disheartened if your first attempt isn’t a masterpiece. Nail art is an art, and like any art, practice makes progress. Keep trying, and you’ll see improvement with every stroke.

Layer Like a Pro

When layering colours, let each layer dry before moving on. Patience is key here, and it prevents colours from smudging and mixing into a muddy mess.

Small Details Matter

Sometimes, it’s the tiniest details that make your nail art pop. Add small accents, like a glitter line or a tiny heart, for that extra touch of magic.

Seal the Deal

A good top coat is like a magic wand for your nails. It not only seals in your art but also adds shine and longevity to your masterpiece. Let’s keep those nails fabulous!

Embrace Imperfections

Remember, nail art is all about expressing yourself. Don’t stress about making it “perfect.” Those little quirks and imperfections are what make your art uniquely you.

Inspiration Everywhere

Find inspiration everywhere you go – from nature to fashion to your favourite Pinterest boards. Who knew a cupcake could inspire your next nail design?

Have Fun, Always

The most important tip of all: have fun with it! Nail art is about embracing your inner artist and enjoying the process. So put on your favourite festive tunes, get comfy, and let your creativity run wild!

With these top tips, your nail art adventure is bound to be a blast. So go on, let your imagination roam and your nails become tiny canvases of pure awesomeness!

Red Christmas Nails With Snowflake & Glitter Details

Small Nail Art Details Can Make A Big Impact

Best Christmas Nail Colours

Looking for the best Christmas nail colours?  These are the top picks for this holiday season:

Classic red – you can’t go wrong with a red nail polish at Christmas.  From deep holly berry tones to candy cane bright reds, which will be your favourite shade?

Pine greens – match your nails to your tree with deep forest green shades.  Classy and timeless.  Add a gold accent nail for an eye-catching splash of holiday sparkle!

Icy blues – baby, it’s cold outside!  Snuggle up in your favourite cable knits and let your nails to the talking with cool blue shades to match the winter wonderland.

Click here for the complete list of nail colours to try this 2023 Christmas season.

Blue Christmas Nails With Snowflake Details

Blue Christmas Nails With Snowflake Details

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