12 Non-Cheesy Nail Designs to Wear on Thanksgiving Day

Apple pie stripes and butternut squash hues.

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While Thanksgiving isn't exactly the pinnacle of style and beauty—unless you consider sweats and a food baby a "lewk"—there's nothing that reads "put together" to enquiring relatives like a chic, chip-free manicure, amirite? Here, 12 subtle nail designs (AKA no visible turkeys) that evoke the best aspects of the food fest, from autumn leaves to the home-cooked food and desserts that make the trek home worth it.

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1. Autumnal Gradients

Rectangle gradient 📊w/ @sally_hansen #miraclegel

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2. Toffee Nudes

Mellow nudes using @zoyanailpolish gorge hands courtesy of @yassstina

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3. Gold Leaf

Encapsulated gold leaf 🍃 @jessicamarks ❤️ @imarninails

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4. Fall Stripes

Tonal, diagonal stripes make a colorful Blank Check manicure take on a more luxurious angle. #paintboxmani

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5. Butternut Squash

#halfcutnails #friedeggnails 🍳🍳

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6. Turkey with a Side of Gravy

7. Hot Cherry Pie

이제 체리가 좋아지나 🍒 #wirecherrynail 😜

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8. Pumpkin Pie

9. Flannel Stripes

빈티지 타탄체크

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10. Grey Goose

11. Autumn Leaves

12. Merlot Chrome

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