21 Short Holiday Nail Ideas

This post has 21 short holiday nail ideas for you! The Holidays are fast approaching. It’s the most wonderful time of the year to make your nails festive and fun. I love any excuse to go all out on my nail designs. These nail designs are so cute for the Holiday season. Read on to see short holiday nail ideas!

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Short Holiday Nail Ideas

I love the colors of the season, and this year for nails it’s bold reds, bold greens and soft metallics. Neutral nails with a festive accent nail are also in this year. Whatever makes you get into the holiday spirit is what is going to be the best design. You can be as creative as you want when it comes to short holiday nail ideas.

The most common shades for winter holiday nails are red, white, green and gold shimmer. For a DIY manicure, I would recommend OPI nail polish. Here are a few good choices:

red opi nail polish holiday nail ideas
green opi nail polish holiday nail ideas
white opi nail polish short holiday nail ideas

Neutral Nails With Red and Green Plaid Accents

These neutral nails with thin plaid accent designs are so subtle yet festive! I love that they are neutral with a little, thin pop of red and green.

Natural nails with holiday plaid accent

Candy Cane Stripe French Tip For Short Nails

I’m all about the thin french tips this year and these candy cane stripes are just too cute. They are fun and festive without being too over-the-top.

short holiday nail candy cane french tip

Brown Nails with Snowflakes and Reindeer

Dark brown nails are great for the holidays when you add some festive accents. This Short Holiday nail idea is just the right amount of Holiday cheer.

short holiday nail reindeer and snowflakes

Red Shimmer Nails with a Neutral Marble Accent

You can’t go wrong with a bold red nail for the Holidays. But why not add a pretty accent nail in the mix? I love the silver shimmer marbling in the accent nail of this Holiday nail idea.

Short holiday nail red with natural accent

French Tip Nails with a Snowflake Accent

French tips are so classy and chic. Add in some cute puffy snowflakes and they really pop! This french tip design would be great the whole Holiday season.

Short holiday nail ideas french tip and snowflakes

Red French Tip with Gold Bow Accent Nails

This red French tip nail design with a gold bow accent nail is the perfect Holiday nail idea. You could take this idea and switch up the colors for even more festive fun.

gift wrap red french short holiday nails

Santa Hat French Tips On Short Nails

I’m dying over these adorable Santa hat french tips! What a fun way to add a festive touch to a classic design for the Holidays!

Short holiday nail ideas red french santa hats

Natural Nails with Gold Star Decals

If you love a natural nail, but still want to have a festive touch then this idea is a winner. I think the gold star decals are so simple and fun for the Holidays. You could take this idea and only do a few nails with the stars or only use 2 or 3 stars per nail. There are so many options with this idea.

Gold star short nails

Neutral Nails with Gold Sparkle Ombre

I really love this Holiday nail idea. It is so simple and elegant for the Holidays. You could do any base color with this idea. I think it would look great with a bold red or green base as well.

short holiday nail ideas gold ombre

Red Sparkle Nails with Star Accent

Red sparkles are always a hit during the Holiday season. I love this idea with a few accent nails with stars to make these red nails even more festive.

short red holiday nail design

Neutral Nails with Christmas Tree Decals

Neutral nails are a hit this year and adding a cute decal is so much fun. I love these little Christmas trees but there are so many decal designs to choose from.

short holiday nail ideas Christmas trees

Red, White and Green Stripes Short Nail Design

Stripes are a fun way to add a festive flair to your Holiday nail design. I love this idea with red, green and white. You can do stripes in so many different ways to make your manicure pop this Holiday season!

red green stripe holiday nails

Shades of Red With Sweater Nail Accent On Short Nails

A sweater accent nail gives your nails a cozy vibe for the Holidays. I love the addition of the red and white stripe in this short Holiday nail idea.

short holiday nail ideas red and white with stripes

Mint Green Nails with Festive Puffy Accents On Short Nails

I really like how this nail idea used mint green for the Holidays! The puffy snowman and tree are such a fun added design element that makes these nails look like a winter snow scene.

short green with trees and snowman nails

Green Nails with Festive Holiday Design Accents On Short Nails

This green nail design is a perfect way to incorporate this classic Holiday shade. I love the accents on this design and how they added some sparkle as well.

short holiday nail ideas green snowflake accent

Neutral Nails with Snowflakes, Ornament and Stripes

These neutral nails are so great for the Christmas season. The dainty little ornament and snowflake design are so cute and festive.

red white stripe nails with snowflakes and ornament

Neutral and Brown Tones with Cute Festive Designs For Short Nails

Brown tones can be great for the Holiday months when you do them right! This idea is awesome with the mixture of browns, neutrals and fun little Holiday designs.

Neutral and brown short holiday nails

Light Pink Nails with Snowflakes and Stripes

Light pink nails can be so cute for the holidays if you add the right touches. This design with silver sparkles and stripes adds the best Holiday elements to a classic nude pink nail.

short holiday nail ideas neutral with snowflake and stripe accent

Peppermint Candy Twist Nails

Peppermint Candies are a classic staple for the Holidays. This festive idea is a fun way to add this classic candy to your nail design.

peppermint candy swirl nails

Snowy Flecks with Candy Cane Accent On Short Nails

These neutral nails with snowy flecks and a candy cane accent nail are so cute and classy. It’s a fun and subtle way to make your nails festive this Holiday season.

neutral nails with candy cane accent

Thick French Tips with Holly Berry Accent

Thin French tips are trending right now, but I still think a thicker French tip looks good too. Adding a little Holly Berry accent nail is so fun for the Holidays.

short holiday nail ideas french tip with holly berry

Press-On Short Holiday Nail Ideas

These classic red xPRESS/On Short Solid Color Press On Nails from OPI are the perfect Holiday shade!

OPI xPRESS/On Short Solid Color Press On Nails

I love these nail art stickers from Dashing Diva to make any short nail design into a festive one!

Dashing Diva Magic Pick Nail Art

These Press-on nails are so adorable for the Holidays!

Holiday short press-on nails

For a squared-off short holiday nail, these press-on nails are a great option!

Holiday short press-on nails

Must-Have Nail Items

Here are the tools and products that I swear by to keep my nails healthy and in great shape. I like to do my own manicures at home, and these products do the trick to make my manicures last! Click the picture for the links!

must have nail items

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