16 Cool Nail Ideas You Can Impress Your Family With at the Thanksgiving Table

I love Thanksgiving, and not just because it's an excuse to fly home and visit family members that I miss oh so much. It's not even because it's an excuse to eat as many mashed potatoes as I can possibly fit in my stomach. (Although, I will be honest; that's up there.) I love it because it's an opportunity to pause the hustle and bustle of my daily life, reflect on my situation, and express real gratitude. By the way, regularly expressing gratitude is scientifically proven to make you a happier person. But I digress.

As with any holiday, my favorite way to get in the festive spirit is by channeling it onto my nails. Seriously, there's something about a fresh manicure that makes me feel a visceral sense of anticipation and excitement, especially if there's some sort of nail art involved. To clarify, I'm not talking about painting turkeys and cornucopias on my nails. No, I'm talking about sleek and subtle nail designs that channel the colors and the warmth of the season. Keep scrolling to see my 16 favorite nail designs for Thanksgiving.