10 Nail Polish Gift Sets That Pros Recommend
Whether you're ready or not, it's time to get started on your holiday shopping. Figuring out where to begin can feel a little overwhelming, especially when searching for the perfect nail polish gift set. It seems like every year, people start their hunt earlier and earlier. While we're all for getting things crossed off our to-do lists in a timely manner, as soon as people shift into holiday gear, the good gifts have a tendency to sell out faster than you can say present. That's why it's always a good idea to get ahead of things.
This year, there are new nail polish shades, tools, and Advent calendars to discover. This means there are pages and pages of scrolling to be done before you can finally find the perfect gifts for nail lovers. Fortunately for you, we've made it our mission to make your holiday shopping as easy as possible. We tapped some of our most trusted nail experts to weigh in on their top choices, so you know these picks are good. Whether you're looking for something simple like a starter set for a friend who is just getting into DIY manicures or something more involved like a Gel-X extension kit for a seasoned pro, there's an item for every manicure-obsessed person on your list.
Ahead, keep scrolling to find the best nail polish gift sets and more, recommended by some of the best nail pros in the game.
Best Starter Nail Polish Gift Set
"Dazzle Dry starter sets are my favorite gifts to give year-round, but especially at the holidays," Mazz Hanna, CEO of Nailing Hollywood, tells POPSUGAR. "I love introducing this revolutionary nail polish system to new people and I still have friends thanking me for turning them on to Dazzle Dry years later."
Best Gel-X Nail Gift Set
"This is the ultimate soft gel extension kit that has all the tools you need to easily apply gel extensions at home," says Nailing Hollywood nail artist San Sung Kim. "The kit is perfectly curated for those who would like to try out the gel extension system for the first time."
Best Gel Nail Advent Calendar
"If you or someone you love is obsessed with DIY gels, the Le Mini Macaron Advent calendar is the perfect gift," Hanna says. "It features everything you need to give yourself a gel mani at home, including a variety of polishes, an LED lamp, and products for both prep and removal."
Best Complete Nail Polish Gift Set
Olive and June The Mani System (Price varies)
"This set is perfect for those who want an all-in-one lacquer system that is customizable and comes with all the tools for the perfect manicure," Kim says. "You can even choose your favorite polishes and additional products to complete your system."
Best Regular Polish Advent Calendar
Manicurst Advent Calendar ($119, originally $278)
"This gift set is amazing because it has 25 full days of fun treats to unbox," Hanna says. "There are a variety of nail products like nail art tools, polishes, loose glitters, and my favorite nail buffer ever. The perfect gift for the nail lover in your life. As an added bonus, it's non-toxic and about as clean as a nail polish can get."
Best Gel Pedicure Gift Set
Gelcare Pedicure Kit ($46)
"This kit for GelCare has everything you need to perform the best pedicure of your life in the privacy of [your] home," Hanna says. "Their revolutionary spray on callus remover and fine grit pedicure file made from fine grit Japanese sandpaper is luxurious and special and will leave your feet baby soft."
Best Nude Nail Polish Gift Set
"The Static Nails Perfect Nudes Palette is perfect for someone who loves a clean-looking mani," Nailing Hollywood artist Erica Hipp says. "It comes with seven different nude shades as an introduction to this high-quality brand. Maybe they work somewhere where they can't sport anything bright but still want to play around each week with a different nude; maybe they are looking for the perfect wedding shade. Full disclosure: I wore each of these colors week after week waiting for my engagement to happen. Needless to say, when the moment finally arrived, my nails were picture perfect."
Best Nail Art Gift Set
Lights Lacquer Complete Artist Set ($62, originally 69)
"If you have a nail-art enthusiast in your life, this comprehensive set of tools has everything you need to make the nail art of your dreams," Hanna says.
Best Nail Care Gift Set
Marian Skincare The Ultimate Set ($149, originally $186)
"I love the Ultimate Set by Marian skincare," says Nailing Hollywood nail artist and celebrity manicurist Laura Malarkey. "It includes their full line of anti-aging skin-care products specifically designed for hands: a moisturizing hand cream, a luxurious scrub, a hydrating nighttime treatment, an innovative cuticle oil pen, plus a sweet handmade crystal bead bracelet. It's an elevated and unique gift that goes above and beyond the typical gift set."