Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get in the festive spirit with a special thanksgiving manicure. If you’re looking for Thanksgiving nail art designs that aren’t as literal as tacky turkey and pumpkin pie doodled on your nails, then you’re at the right place. We’ve rounded up some tasteful designs for the upcoming celebration that’ll reflect your chic sense of style. Think warm tones, fall leaves and a little bit of glitter here and there. Screenshot away before your next nail appointment.

brown swirls

When in doubt, swirl it out…

For the traditionalist

Just because we don’t actually get to see the leaves change colours in the GCC doesn’t mean we can’t use them in our nail art. These autumn leaves nails give us the cozy Thanksgiving feels. We love the shiny gold effects incorporated into the design.

sweet like chocolate

Thanksgiving nail art can be subtle, too. A perk of getting these nails for the holiday is, they will carry nicely into the first few weeks of December as well.

The Trendsetter’s Nails

Without getting too detailed with the Thanksgiving theme (such as a giant turkey painted onto your nails- trust us, we’ve seen it), you can have your nail art give a nod to Thanksgiving by incorporating holiday colours. Ask your tech to use shades of warm neutrals, burnt oranges, cranberries, and golds.

holiday spirit

This sophisticated Thanksgiving nail art reminds us of our own celebrations as a child. Growing up by the ocean, among the marshy estuaries, the tall reeds would billow in the wind as the sun sets. We love the use of Thanksgiving shades of brick red, mustard yellow, and cream in this design.

abstract color palette

Yes, these Thanksgiving nails do match our holiday throw pillows, and we’re not mad about it. Abstract patterns are trending hard this year in the world of nail art and we love how this trend is artfully incorporated into the overall Thanksgiving theme. If you want to add a little spice, ask your tech to demurely weave some gold into the design.

love me some cookies

Apart from the aroma they spread around to add up to the coziness of fall, cookie prints on your fall nails can add a layer of cuteness to your holiday nails.