41 Cute Thanksgiving Nail Ideas for 2019

Thanksgiving is almost here. So, you may be thinking about what you are going to wear. One way you can add a fall and Thanksgiving vibe to your look is with nails. There are so many ways to jazz up your nails for the festive event. To give you some inspiration, we have put together 41 Thanksgiving nail ideas. There is a design for everyone whether you want something fun or stylish. Take a look and find your favourite.

1. Fall Leaf Nail Design

First up we have a Thanksgiving nail design that features fall inspired leaves. Thanksgiving is in the fall so nail art like this would be perfect. The nails have a white base with multi tone leaves on top. Each leaf has gold detailing. You could easily recreate something like this at home, you could try freehand or with a stencil.

Products used: OPI ‘My Vampire is Buff’ (base), M Polish Metallic collection, and MoYou-London Mother Nature plate.

2. Cute Thanksgiving Turkey Nail Design

We couldn’t have a thanksgiving list without mentioning turkey! It wouldn’t be thanksgiving without it. Our next idea shows how you can create a cute turkey design for your nails. Some of the nails have an orange ombre effect, one nail has a turkey feather inspired design and the middle nail has a turkey face. Something like this will need practice but it would look awesome for the festive occasion.

3. Fall Burgundy and Purple Glitter Nails

One of the must have colors for the fall is burgundy. So, add some fall trends to your thanksgiving look with burgundy nails. Our next pick features the burgundy color on some nails with some purple glitter accent nails. Glitter and burgundy complement each other beautifully. The glitter is a nice touch as it is a special occasion.

4. Trendy Thanksgiving Nail Idea

Celebrate thanksgiving in style with trendy nails like these. The nails have been inspired by the fall. These have orange tones, red, yellow, brown and white. There is a hint of glitter to. All the colors have been put onto the nail in a creative and artsy way. We love these because you get the warm tones of the season. You could recreate this look at home just experiment with similar shades.

5. Gold Pumpkin Nails

Pumpkins are another iconic part of the fall and thanksgiving. Not only that but pumpkins can be used to create super cute nail art. Our next idea gold nails with a half pumpkin design on the top of the nails. The gold adds glamour and the pumpkins give the design a festive look. You could recreate something like this will full pumpkins to.

Products used: China Glaze ‘Mingle with Kringle’ + acrylic paint.

6. Cute Chevron Accent Nail Design

Next up we have a funky chevron nail art design. Chevrons look like zig-zag stripes and are a stylish way to wear a few colors. This nail art features the chevron pattern in warm autumnal shades. There a couple of ways to get this look and there are plenty of tutorials to help you online. Try to choose shades like these for a trendy thanksgiving look.

Products used: Essie ‘Jump in My Jumpsuit’ (burgundy shade), Whats Up Nails chevron vinyls, and Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat. Need a tutorial for the multi-colored nail? Check it out here!

7. Stylish Fall Glitter Nails

Thanksgiving is a special occasion so, why not glam up your look with glitter nails? Glitter designs will add some glitz and glamour to any outfit. These nails have a nude base color with gold glitter over the top. The glitter has an ombre look to it and creates a beautiful effect. You could recreate nails like these in any glitter color.

Stylish Fall Glitter Nails

Source: @nail_sunny

8. Glitter Leaf Nail Design

Another way to wear glitter this fall and thanksgiving is in a leaf design like this one. The nails have a dark purple polish with a rosy glitter leaf design on top. Art like this is glam and takes inspiration from the season. You could recreate these with the glitter accent nail or just choose the leaf design.

9. Funky Glitter Accent Nails

If you like glitter designs, then you may like this one to. The nails have been painted in dark shade with two accent nails. On the accent nails the nail has been covered in gold glitter except for a little bit at the bottom. The gap at the bottom creates a funky and unique look. You could recreate a design like this using any color.

Funky Glitter Accent Nails

Source: @ghenja2

10. Fall Leaf and Flower Accent Nail Design

Our next pick is perfect for thanksgiving. All the nails are different but each uses a thanksgiving or fall theme. One nail is painted in a pumpkin orange, one in a dark warm red, one in glam glitter and the other has a floral and fall leaf design. We love these nails as it uses all colors and patterns from the season.

Products used: Essie ‘Gala-vanting’ (burgundy), Kiara Sky ‘Strike Gold’ (gold glitter), OPI ‘You’re So Vain-illa’ (nude base), and Essie ‘Roooarnge’ (orange). Check out the tutorial here.

11. Thanksgiving Pumpkin and Glitter Nails

Next we have another super cute pumpkin design. This nail art features two pumpkin orange nails with one gold glitter nail and a pumpkin accent nail. The accent nail features gold stripes and a small pumpkin. This is design is perfect for thanksgiving and can be recreated at home. You could use all the elements or just the orange polish and accent nail.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin and Glitter Nails

Source: @melcisme

Products used: OPI ‘ Alpine Snow’ (white base), My Favorite Ornament (champagne glitter), and Pants on Fire (neon orange) + Snail Vinyls (pumpkin and marbled chevron vinyls).

12. Autumnal Glitter Nails

A great way to get a thanksgiving look is with autumnal colors. These nails use glitter in fiery warm orange tones. Glitter like this is stylish and statement making. Wear it with a nude polish like these nails or go for an all over glitter.

Products used: Nude base + OPI ‘Orange You Fantastic’.

13. Glittering Gold Nails

Metallic colors and glitter complement each other beautifully. The combo of glitter polishes and metallic ones will create a stylish manicure. These nails use a sparkling gold glitter with metallic rose gold on the other nails. We love this trendy mixed metal look. Something like this is perfect for a special occasion and you can wear both colors separately to.

14. Thanksgiving Pumpkin Nails

Next we have another cute pumpkin design. This one features two orange nails with a small little pumpkin with three other nails with an all over pumpkin design. You could recreate something like this freehand or use a stencil. Try both designs or you could even try just one.

Cute Thanksgiving Pumpkin Nails


15. Pretty Purple Nails

Want stylish thanksgiving nail ideas? Then this pick could be for you. These nails feature a dark purple polish with two glitter accent nails. The glitter used is a lighter purple so compliments the dark purple well. Nails like these will look stylish for thanksgiving and beyond.

16. Autumn Leaf Accent Nail Design

Liked the leaf nail design from earlier in the post? Then you may like our next idea. These nails use the autumnal leaf art but use it with other nail designs to. The must-have burgundy shade has been used as well as a trendy black accent nail with a gold embellishment. We love this look as it is both seasonal and stylish. Want to recreate this design? Check out the tutorial here.

17. Burgundy, Pink and Glitter Nails

Our next thanksgiving nail idea is feminine and stylish. A burgundy nail polish has been used on two nails and the other nails have a soft pink polish and silver glitter. The combo is stunning and will suit everyone. This for the ladies who want to bring glamour to the thanksgiving festivities

18. Thanksgiving Turkey and Stripe Nails

Loved the turkey thanksgiving nail idea from the beginning of the post? Then this next nail art could be for you! These nails feature a cute turkey accent nail with a striped nail and two brown nails. These nails bring together the fall and thanksgiving. There are tutorials online to help you recreate a turkey look.

Thanksgiving Turkey and Stripe Nails

Source: @fervelia

19. Chic Nails with Glitter Accents

Next we have an idea that brings together the must-have colors of the season with an added touch of glamour. Some of the nails feature a dark shade, one features a soft pink shade with an elegant design and there is one silver accent nail. We love this chic and stylish look.

Chic Nails with Glitter Accents

Source: @nail_sunny

20. Burgundy and Glitter

Give all your family and friends nail envy this thanksgiving with a design like this one. These nails feature a very dark burgundy polish with a gold glitter accent nail. Gold and burgundy complement each other perfectly. Nails like these can be worn for Christmas and new year to!

Matte Burgundy and Gold Glitter Nails

Source: @nail_sunny

21. Autumn Tree Nail Design

Next on our list is this autumnal tree design. We love this design as it has used inspiration from the season that thanksgiving falls in. Nail art like this will take some practice but it will be worth it. The glitter adds a touch of glam to the finished result.

Autumn Tree Nail Design

Source: @nailistayco

Products used: Revlon ‘Bare Bones’ (base), OPI ‘A-Taupe The Space Needle’ (branches), OPI ‘Uh, Oh Roll Down the Window’ (grass), OPI ‘Orange you Fantastic’ (glitter).

22. Sparkly Thanksgiving Nails

Next, we have a sparkly nail idea for Thanksgiving. Each nail has a different design that uses copper, brown and teal colors. Some nails are glittery and some are decorated with rhinestones. The colors are so trendy and the sparkle is perfect for the celebrations. Nails like these are great for Thanksgiving and they will suit special occasions after too.

Sparkly Glitter Thanksgiving Nails

Source: @art_emma

23. Cute Turkey Nail Idea

If you are looking for a cute nail design, then this is perfect for you. Here we have turkey nail art. One nail features the turkey’s face, the two nails on either side have wings and the last nail is red and sparkly. We assume the thumb is red too. It is a fun and festive idea. You can find tutorials for turkey nail art online.

24. Brown Nails with Glitter Ombre Accent Nails

Brown shades are perfect to wear on your nails during the fall, winter and Thanksgiving. This is because the warm and earthy tones suit this time of year beautifully. This next nail design shows how to wear brown in style. Most of the nails are a coffee brown shade and the other nails are nude with brown glitter ombre. As you can see, it is a chic and stylish idea. We love the glitter because it really jazzes up the color.

25. Chic Thanksgiving Nail Design with Silver Leaves

The next nail idea is so chic and beautiful. For this look, the nails are a dark brown tone with added sparkle and the design is finished off with metallic leaf art. It is a very pretty and seasonal look. You can view the products used to create this mani on the page below. Nail art like this will look amazing on any nail length and shape.

26. Matte and Glossy Burgundy Nails

Burgundy is another must-have color for the fall and next we have a trendy way to wear the color. There are different shades that you can try but we would recommend dark tones like the ones used here. This mani features long coffin nails that are a dark and rich burgundy shade. Some nails are also matte and some are glossy which creates such a unique and stylish design. You can recreate the look with matte burgundy polish or with glossy burgundy polish and a matte top coat.

Matte and Glossy Burgundy Nails

Source: @nailsweden

27. Stylish Sunflower Nail Art

One of the favorite flowers of Thanksgiving are sunflowers. So, why not add them to your nails? You could create something like this! For this look, some nails are a vibrant yellow shade and some are nude with stunning 3D sunflowers. Each nail is also decorated with rhinestones too. It is a beautiful look that is perfect for the season. Recreate a similar mani to this or you can use sunflower nail stickers.

28. Cute Orange Pumpkin Nails

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without pumpkins and next we have a gorgeous pumpkin nail design. Two nails are a bright orange shade, the next two nails are sparkly orange and the last nail is nude with a cute pumpkin. It is a fun and festive design that can be worn throughout the fall. You can view what products were used to create this look on the page below. The pumpkin was hand-painted and you can view tutorials for pumpkin nail art online.

29. Glitzy Dark Thanksgiving Nails

This next nail idea is one of our favorites! Three nails are simply painted in a dark purple shade and the other two nails are purple with glitter and leaves. It is a stunning design that uses the dark purple which is a must-have and the leaves suit the season perfectly too. A nail design like this is glitzy and it would be great for a party.

Glitzy Purple Thanksgiving Nails

Source: @art_emma

30. Glitter and Fall Leaves

Next, we have another nail idea that uses fall inspired leaves. For this look, each nail is different and the designs include glitter, gold stripes and autumnal colored leaves too. It is a beautiful and glamorous look and it is perfect for the occasion. A mani like this will really jazz up your Thanksgiving outfit!

31. Rust and Gold Glitter Design

Another must-have color for the fall season and Thanksgiving is rust. It is a warm and rich shade with a coppery tone. This next idea shows a stunning way to wear rust. Two nails are painted in a metallic rust orange shade, one nail is covered in gold glitter and the last visible nail is nude with gold glitter tips. It is a glitzy idea and it uses stylish colors too. This is perfect for a glam Thanksgiving event.

Rust and Gold Glitter Nail Design

Source: @nailsweden

32. Fall Inspired Nails with Glitter

Next, we have another beautiful mani that features brown and orange colors. Most of the nails are dark brown, one is orange with gold glitter and the other nail is all gold glitter. The colors are perfect for the fall and the glitter jazzes up the nails for the special occasion. It is an easy to wear design and it will suit all nail lengths and shapes.

33. Glam Purple and Gold Nails with Leaf Art

Earlier in the post we shared a purple manicure with fall leaves. If you loved that idea, then you need to check this one out too. For this look, most of the nails are purple and there is one gold accent nail. One purple nail is decorated with gold rhinestones and the rest are covered in a gold, leafy pattern. This mani ticks all the boxes – it is stylish, seasonal and glam too. OPI polishes in shades O Suzi Mio and L.A.M.B. were used. Snail Vinyls Autumn Leaf Stencil was used for the nail art.

Glam Purple and Gold Nails with Leaf Art

Source: @melcisme

34. Brown Nails with Gold Sparkle

The next nail idea is trendy and uses unique nail art. For this look, the nails are painted in a warm brown tone and each one is decorated with sparkling gold glitter. It is beautiful nail art and a similar look can be created with nail stencils which can be bought online. We love this mani because it is stylish, easy to wear and it will suit any Thanksgiving event.

35. Rich Red and Gold Glitter Nails

Dark red is another popular color choice for the fall season and with designs like this, we can see why! Two nails are covered in gold glitter and two nails are painted in a rick and dark red shade. One of the red nails also has a chrome look too. As you can see, the dark red looks so stylish, especially with the chrome effect. A mani like this will suit Thanksgiving and Christmas too.

36. Matte Sunflower Nails

Next, we have another sunflower design. This time three nails are red and one is yellow. Some nails are also decorated with 3D sunflowers and some with rhinestones. It is a bold, beautiful and bright mani. We love the red with the sunflowers, it is a gorgeous combo. Recreate this or use red color with sunflower nail stickers.

37. Plaid Nail Design

This next nail idea is another one of our favorites! Most of the nails feature a different design including a plaid pattern, glitter and there is a gold deer too. Plaid is always a must-have for the fall and the gold deer just gives the nails a glam and festive look. You can check out what products were used and read short tutorial on the page below.

Plaid Nail Design for Fall and Winter

Source: @nbnailart

38. Glam Fall Coffin Nails

If you want your Thanksgiving mani to be glam, bright and fall inspired, then this design is for you. One nail is brown with gold sparkles, one is nude with sparkly tips, the next is clear with a fall leaf pattern and the last nail is orange. As you can see, it is a gorgeous mani that is perfect for the special occasion. Recreate the whole mani or just one or two of the designs.

39. Purple Nails with Gold Glitter

Next, we have another purple nail idea. This time some nails are completely sparkly and the others feature purple and glitter ombre. It is stunning idea and it is great for those who love to wear glitter. You can try a similar mani to this or you can use the purple and glitter ombre on all nails. Either way, your nails will look fabulous.

40. Stylish Mani with Turkey Nail Art

Earlier in the post we shared cute turkey nail art. If you liked that, then take a look at this design too. Here we have a mani that uses stylish colors including red and black on some of the nails. One of the nails also has turkey nail art. Now, this is no ordinary turkey as it is feathers are made to look like footballs. So, this is perfect for those who love turkey dinners and watching the football on Thanksgiving. You can view a tutorial for the turkey on the page below.

Stylish Mani with Turkey Nail Art

Source: @kt_tk1

41. Bright Fall Leaf Nail Design

The next nail design is bright and it is perfect for the fall season. Most of the nails are vibrant and some are nude. Two nails on each hand are also decorated with gold gems and fall leaves. It is a stylish and chic idea and it is great for those who want to look trendy on Thanksgiving. You can recreate this or add more nail art. A turkey would look super cute with this design and colors.

We hope you have been inspired by our thanksgiving nail ideas.

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One thought on "41 Cute Thanksgiving Nail Ideas for 2019"

  1. Mauri Harrigan says:

    I would love to know what color the dark shade is on 19. CHIC NAILS WITH GLITTER ACCENTS.

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