Try to name a more foolproof present to gift your sister-in-law or Secret Santa at work (someone you know, but not all that well) than a mani-pedi. Everyone likes a little post-holiday TLC, but instead of taking the easy route — a gift card to a local nail salon that they'll drain in a single appointment — give the gift of glossy, polished fingernails for all of 2020.
A curated nail polish set — filled with a rainbow of shiny glass bottles — is one of the most underrated holiday gifts. Since it doesn't depend on skin tone or hair type, anyone on your list who loves beauty will squeal when they open it. Plus, she'll think of you every time she looks down at her shiny fingernails running over her keyboard.
Ahead, we're sharing the most adorable nail polish gift sets on the market this season to help you strikethrough the a few names on your holiday shopping list.
MZ Wallace x Tenoverten Non-Toxic Nail Care Kit
For your friend who's into all-natural beauty products and her nails, this Tenoverten gift set is the perfect present. It comes with cuticle oil, non-acetone polish remover (which won a 2019 Beauty Innovator Award), a strengthening base coat, and a pink MZ Wallace pouch.
Tenoverten MZ Wallace x tenoverten Non-Toxic Nail Care Kit, $, available at Tenoverten
Nails Inc. Joyful Nail Polish Duo
Nails Inc. Joyful Nail Polish Duo, $, available at Sephora
Essie Target Exclusive Holiday Collection Mini Kit
For $12.99, you get a mix of four bestselling Essie shades (two matte and two metallic): Blanc, Berry Naughty, Gadget Free, and Penny Talk. Considering that a single bottle sells for $9 on its own, it's a knockout deal.
Essie Essie Target Exclusive Holiday Collection Mini Kit, $, available at Target
Olive & June The Treat Yourself Box
Olive & June's Treat Yourself kit lives up to its name. Every polish from the trendy L.A. brand's chic winter collection is included, plus the innovative Poppy hand stabilizer, cuticle serum, polish remover, a nail file, and an a highly-Instagrammable unboxing moment.
Olive & June The Treat Yourself Box, $, available at Olive & June
Mazz Hanna x Orly Stress Relief Kit
This crystal-infused kit is about more than just pretty polish, it's the de-stress gift of a deep breath, relaxation, and a DIY manicure to boot.
Orly Mazz Hanna x ORLY Stress Relief Kit, $, available at Orly
Smith & Cult Holiday Nailed Lacquer Trio
A single bottle of the gold-capped Smith & Cult polish makes a great stocking stuffer. But a gift set of three — mauve pink, glitter gold, and rusted orange — plus a zip-up makeup bag is an elevated gift for a polish enthusiast.
Smith & Cult Holiday Nailed Lacquer Trio, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue
Zoya Merry & Bright Nail Polish Quad
If your friend always wears polish in the same color family, try gifting the Zoya holiday collection. You'll find nine different color combo options on the brand's site — our favorite being the Merry & Bright kit, which is filled with poppy reds and magenta polishes.
Zoya Merry & Bright Nail Polish Quad, $, available at Zoya
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