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8 Chic Nail Sets That Make Holiday Gifting A No-Brainer

Try to name a more foolproof present to gift your sister-in-law or your co-worker at the impending Zoom White Elephant exchange (someone you know, but not all that well) than a mani-pedi. Everyone needs a little TLC to get through the end of 2020, but instead of taking the easy route — a gift card to a local nail salon that they'll drain in a single (socially-distant) appointment — give the gift of glossy, polished nails for all of 2021.

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 texture or hair type, anyone on your list who loves beauty will squeal when they open it. Plus, they'll think of you every time they look down at their shiny fingernails typing away at the keyboard.

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Ahead, we're sharing the most adorable nail polish gift sets on the market this season to help you cross off a few names on your holiday shopping list early.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

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Tenoverten x Hatch Trio Set


For your friend who's currently pregnant and into all-natural beauty products, this gift set — a collaboration between Tenoverten and Hatch — is the perfect present. It comes with three clean, neutral-toned polishes that make it easy for her to carve out some time for self care.
Tenoverten tenoverten x HATCH, $36.00 Buy
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Olive & June The Pedi System


Olive & June's new pedicure system is essentially a full-service salon treatment. Inside the box (which doubles as an angled foot rest for polishing), you get everything you'd ever need for a DIY pedicure: silicone toe separators, XL clippers, a buffer block, file, metal pusher, foot file, a bottle of Foot Serum (a counterpart to the brand's Hand Serum), and your pick of toenail polish.
 Olive & June THE PEDI SYSTEM, $60.00 Buy
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Mischo Beauty Supernova Trio


You'll find a set of the most holiday-perfect polish colors in this set: a gold glitter, matching matte metallic, and a sequined silver top coat.
Mischo Mischo Beauty Supernova Trio - Holiday 2020, $60.00 $57.00 Buy
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Pear Nova Holiday Essentials Nail Set


Pear Nova's Holiday Essentials Nail Set includes four timeless neutral shades — an array of nudes and browns — plus a quick-dry top coat and cuticle oil. No wonder it's already earned a coveted spot on Oprah's 2020 Gift Guide.
Pear Nova Pear Nova HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS NAIL SET, $90.00 Buy
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Paintbox Power Couple in Like Future + Like Spark


The only thing better than gifting your NYC-based best friend a gift card to Paintbox salon? Wrapping up the brand's sparkliest polish duo in a gift box so they can score a silver or gold glitter manicure anytime.
Paintbox Power Couple Like Future + Like Spark, $40.00 Buy
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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 all in one.
Orly Mazz Hanna x ORLY Stress Relief Kit, $35.00 Buy
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Smith & Cult Holiday Nailed Lacquer Trio


A single bottle of the gold-capped Smith & Cult polish makes for 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, $50.00 Buy
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Zoya Merry & Bright Nail Polish Quad


If your friend always wears polish in the same color family, or loves a gradient manicure, 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, $30.00 Buy
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