25 Simple December Nail Designs in 2024

December nail designs

Looking for a cute and stylish nail idea for this month? If so, here are 25 simple December nail designs in 2024!

In this list, you’ll find nails featuring classy and stylish designs, as well as elegant and simple nails for the holidays.

You’ll definitely find what you’re looking for in this list.

We’ve also included a couple more sophisticated yet chic nail designs that anyone could go for and pull off for the upcoming holidays.

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Let’s dive in!

Blue Snow Acrylics

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Nothing says winter more than snow-inspired December nails.

These snowflake-adorned blue almond-shaped acrylics are a must-have for December. This is one of the cutest December nail designs that anyone could pull off.

Red Starry French Tip

Simple nail designs for December

There’s nothing quite like a beautiful starry night on a cold winter evening in December.

Get inspired by the starry nights with this red French tip acrylic nail set decorated with gold star nail stickers.

This is a beautiful, unique, and elegant December nail design you’re going to want to repeat throughout the month.

Frosty and Rudolph Nails

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Get into the holiday spirit with a Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the reindeer-inspired December nail art idea.

This cute and fun nail art makes for the perfect Christmas nails in 2024. 

Although it might work better on long acrylic nails, you can do a slightly smaller version on shorter, natural nails using gel!

Cute Christmas Nails

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Who doesn’t love an icy and cute Christmas nail design?

Although Christmas nail art is popular, the blue and pink background makes this a much more unique version of a classic December nail design.

Sweet December Nails

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Talk about a December nail design that looks too sweet to not want to eat.

This candy cane and star-adorned glitter December nail idea is one we can’t get enough of.

Not only are these some of the cutest nails we’ve ever seen, but you can even do them at home with nail stickers from Amazon.

Red & Green French Tip

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Red and green are the colors of December, so why not make a French tip with them?

We love this creative and unique nail art idea of alternating the green glitter and red candy cane French tips.

This easily takes our vote for one of the cutest December manicure ideas of 2024.

Mistletoe and Gold December Nails

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If you’re looking for a classy, elegant, and modern December nail design, look no further!

The gold gel acrylic nails are perfectly complemented by the cute mistletoe nail art.

If there’s one beautiful nail design we had to choose for December, it’s definitely this one.

Gold Glitter Snowflake Acrylics

December nail designs

For all you girls who want a modern and beautiful take on long acrylic December nails, try this nail inspo out.

The gold glitter gel and snowflake nail art are the perfect pairing on these long almond-shaped acrylic nails.

Talk about an elegant and unique December nail design.

Red Bow December Nails

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The biggest trend to hit social media in 2024 is the bow trend, and we are here for it!

These trendy red December bow nails are the cutest things we’ve ever seen, and not in a childish or cartoonish way.

These cute nails are classy, elegant, and simple. The perfect December nail design trifecta.

Red Metallic Nails

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Another trend in 2024 that we’re loving is the resurgence of the color red.

Red has finally made its comeback in fashion and nails, and we are standing by it.

I mean, you can’t tell us these red metallic snowflake nails aren’t the perfect type of December nail designs.

Green Glitter December Nails

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Green is the quintessential color for December, so if you want a trendy December nail design, you should definitely save this nail inspo.

From the mistletoe nail art to the snowflake detailing and even the rich green glitter color, these nails are truly the perfect December nails for any girl.

Christmas Gift Manicure

December fingernail designs

Here’s a gift you’re going to want to unwrap a present-inspired Christmas nail design.

This cute Christmas inspired nail design is perfect for any girl who wants to get into the holiday spirit but wants to keep things simple. 

And who doesn’t love an extra present in December?

Pearl French Tip Nails

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Sometimes, simple is better, especially when simple looks this good.

This pearl-adorned red French Tip December nail idea is easy to make at a salon or even at home.

Whether you have long or short nails, all you need is red nail polish and a pack of pearl nail gems.

Green Santa Hat Nails

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A subtle way to incorporate the holiday spirit into your December nails is by adding a little Santa hat detail to your French tip.

With a hint of glitter and shimmer, these nails had a lot more going on than meets the eye.

December Polka-Dots

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Polka-dots are an often overlooked nail art idea, but they’re so simple and can make a big impact.

Just like in this inspo pic, the polka-dots can be subtle and still look just as gorgeous as other December nail art you’ve seen.

Plus, this easy December nail idea can be done right at home!

Gold Mini Polka-Dots

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Another variation on the holiday polka-dot trend that we’re truly obsessed with is this simple gold mini dot idea.

These gold mini dots can be ordered from Amazon and in minutes, you have the perfect December fingernail design.

Just add a clear top coat to seal in the stickers, and you’re set!

Red Glitter Santa Nails

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Ho, ho, ho, here’s the perfect nail design for you.

No December nail design is complete without a red glitter Santa hat and snowflake.

Maroon Dip Nails

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If you want to keep things simple and easy this winter, try rocking a maroon December dip nail design.

Maroon has become a trendy color for nails in 2024, and not just because Taylor Swift made an entire song about the color, but maybe that is why.

Green Plaid December Nails

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One of our personal favorite winter prints for nails, clothing, and wrapping paper is going to be plaid.

Plaid (or flannel) is the classic Christmas print that never gets old.

We love the idea of adding this print to your nails in these gorgeous green and gold December colors.

Micro Holiday Nail Art

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Micro nail art has become more and more popular in 2024, and we predict it’s a trend that’s going to be here to stay for years to come.

This type of nail art is just too cute to not love – I mean, look at these little candy canes and Christmas trees!

How could you not love these types of December nail designs?

Polar Bear French Tip

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If you’re obsessed with cute animals like we are, be prepared to fall in love with these polar bear French tip December nails!

These are such a creative and unique way to get winter inspired nails without following the trends other girls are following.

Holiday Wreath Nails

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Not sure what to do for your December nails? Put a wreath on it.

But seriously, this cute holiday wreath nail art is a new favorite of ours for 2024. These simple yet stylish December nail designs are ones you should definitely try.

Silver Glitter Nails

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It’s fun to get into the winter spirit with your nails, but if you’re someone who doesn’t love bright colors like red and green, you can opt for a more neutral color like silver.

These silver acrylic nails are a great example of how neutral can still be festive.

And when in doubt, just add glitter.

Slate Gray Metallic Nails

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BRB, we are on our way to the nail salon right now to get these slate gray metallic acrylic nails.

We truly did save the best December nail idea for last.

You can thank us later.

Christmas Light Nails

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Get a little bit of help brightening up your December nails with this Christmas-inspired nail art.

This Christmas light nail art will be a hit around the dinner table.


Hopefully you’ve found your favorite nail idea for the month after reading this post!

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions leave them down below. Thanks for reading!

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