7 Nail Polish Gift Sets That Don't Look Cheap

It's surprisingly hard to find a nail polish gift set that doesn't look completely cheap and tacky. Here, we round up the chicest, prettiest sets on the market to gift your friends and family this holiday season.

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Nail polish gift sets (like many gift sets) often look cheap and tacky—but not these. We found seven chic ones, below, any of which would be a joy to unwrap. Give to any friends or family members who would much rather spend $20 on a meal than a manicure or, on the other hand (pun completely intended), simply bring their favorite colors to the salon.

We can't tell what's prettier: the packaging or the actual nail polishes that come inside this fun Christian Louboutin set, inspired by the shoe designer's personal drawings. Three different duos from Louboutin's pop shade collection are available so you can choose the colors that fit her vibe. 

Deborah Lippmann's champagne-colored glass nail polish set screams "holiday time!" with its nude, sparkly pink, and deep red polishes. For a limited time, purchasers will also receive a complimentary nail oil (that you should totally keep for yourself). 

If she never steps out of the house without a bold lip, she'll appreciate this two-for-one (!) nail polish and semi-matte lipstick set from NARS. New Year's Eve look? Taken care of. 

Cult-classic nail polish brand O.P.I. rounded up 10 popular colors and packaged them together in this cute holiday-themed set. O.P.I. aficionados will recognize some of the picks, like Lincoln Park After Dark, included in the set.

This luxe Chanel nail polish gift set is basically an at-home salon experience. Start by rubbing the la creme main smooth cream all over your hands, then choose between the Le Vernie in Rouge or Le Gel Coat polish. Use the red pouch to store the products or as a chic clutch for your next holiday outing.

Get your royal-obsessed friend this sophisticated Londontown Sugar + Spice set featuring six fun colors: Changing of the Guards (deep, true red), Cheerio (sheer pink), Lady Luck (dark burgundy), Out of Office (pastel pink), Save the Queen (plum), and Mauve Over (dusty rose).

Sally Hansen goes back to the basics with this six-piece nail polish set featuring gorgeous purple, grey, black, and blue hues. It doesn't come wrapped like the others, but it's ideal for those of us who prefer to throw a bunch of different goodies together (like adding one of these stress-relieving products (opens in new tab)) to create the ultimate holiday or birthday gift. 

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Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.