19 BEST Gift Ideas For Professional Nail Technicians [2024]

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Here are some of the best gift ideas for professional nail techs. The nail art community is growing all the time so it's a great time to find some fabulous giftable items for the professional nail tech in your life.

We have found some amazing gifts that any nail tech or nail lover will be delighted to have. Save this list for those times when you want to treat your nail tech to something special.

It's so fun to discover new nail art products and giftable items. And the good news is that there are many shops that provide natural, high end nail art supplies as well as vegan nail care products.

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We have curated a nail art list of some fun art-tools and giftable nail art ideas and other fun things that a nail tech will love, because they don't always want nail supplies!

If you are looking for nail polishes, nail decorations and trending gifts, you have come to the right place!

Let' go through this gift guide together so you can find an amazing gift that's right for any nail technician.

Best Gifts For Professional Nail Techs

1. NAIL SERUM by Moonrise Creek

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As well as their commendable collection of apothecary products, the items in this store are handmade in small batches and take the Earth into consideration when being manufactured. And they are cruelty free which is something we can totally get behind.

Making products in small batches like this ensures the best quality and attention to detail, whilst also guaranteeing that your product is much fresher.

The best gifts for nail techs are their serums and creams that can be used on your hands and nails to keep them looking their best.

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2. ARTISAN NAIL POLISH by Cirque Colors

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Who doesn't love to discover a unique nail polish brand? This artisan nail polish is perfect for gift ideas for a nail tech. The many nail art colors are beautiful and unique, and the quality is top-notch. With these artisan colors, you can create any look you desire.

Whether you're looking to add a pop of color or want to try a new style, these polishes will help you achieve your goals. Plus, they are 10-free.

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These machines make great gift ideas for nail art lovers because one of the most important things is keeping your hands looking fabulous. Especially if your nail tech is filming videos for their Instagram or YouTube channels.

After the wax treatment, follow up with a hand cream treatment.

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4. COLOR CUBE PALETTE by Modelones

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Modelones released one of the best solid cream gel polish sets we have seen this year. This is the retro Vinyl Record solid gel palette that people are going crazy for. We had the pleasure of being one of the first ones to try out these sets and loved them! 

The palette comes in the form of a retro inspired vinyl record, and it's sure to be a hit with nail art lovers everywhere. The attention to detail in this packaging is just beyond imaginative. Such a unique gift!

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5. MINI FRIDGE For Nail Creams & Masks

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How cute are these mini fridges for a nail art room? If your nail artist has a nice cozy space in their home, then these fridges will keep all of their nail creams and oils fresh.

Here is the Cooluli Mini Fridge that makes a great gift idea for any nail art lover. It's small enough to fit almost anywhere in a nail room and large enough to hold nail products that need to be kept cool like cuticle oils.

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6. FOOT SPA GIFT SET by Blinking Owl Acres

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What we love about this shop is their line of herbal spa products that are perfect for any nail technician. You can give them a gift of relaxation.

Any nail tech would absolutely love their spa gifts and we especially think that this foot RX kit is extra special.

Blinking Owl Acres is a holistic makeup & body care company. It is also our Permaculture-based homestead in the Lost Pines ecosystem of Bastrop County, TX.

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Here's a gift idea that is definitely budget friendly. These adorable nail sticker designs have a clear background so you can use any color of polish you want underneath. 

These nail art decals are embossed to make them really stand out on the nail bed which is a nice extra touch.

"Besides nail wraps, we also have water transfer nail decals that are perfect for those who still prefer nail polish or gel but are looking to add some beautiful designs and art to their nails."

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From their very popular and small batch artisan nail polish collection. Their polishes are formulated to be super opaque and high end.

Anything from this shop would make a fabulous gift idea for any nail tech or nail artist. Their nail art glitters and custom polishes come in many different colors so you can put together your own nail technician gift.

When using their polishes, they suggest applying a thin coat then going over that with a heavier 2nd coat. Apply a top coat to seal and protect your polish for longer wear.

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Your nail artist can have fun practicing their nail art easily with a high quality silicone hand.

If you are on the search for a gift idea for your friend or family member who wants to start posting nail tutorials and videos on Instagram or YouTube, this is one thing that should definitely on your gift list.

This makes a great nail tech gift because anyone who loves to make nail art can practice their designs over and over. These hands can be washed, and they last for a very long time with care. You can use them with acrylics, polygel nail kits and gel polishes.

We have many articles about silicone practice hands. Here is a list of where to buy silicone practice hands and how to wash silicone practice hands.

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10. CAT EYE NAIL KIT by Mizhse

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Here's a great gift idea for those who would like to try something new with their designs. How about a cat eye nail kit?

With this set your nail tech or nail artist will be able to create super gorgeous cat eye effect manicures as well as galaxy themed designs. Don't forget that with gel nail polish you will also need a UV LED cure lamp.

This set has many different colors and shades to play around with so it's a gift that will keep on giving for a very long time.

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Here's a cat eye tutorial on our YouTube channel: How to use cat eye nail polish.

11. NAIL TECH CANDLE by Fireflies Candlelight

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If you’re looking for something a little more personalized, these candles are sure to win over your nail techs heart for sure. You can order one with your nail tech's name for a thoughtful gift idea.

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A handmade watercolor paint set is a thoughtful gift idea for those who love to keep up on nail art trends for their press on nail business. And these watercolor palettes are so giftable! So many different designs can be made with these sets and the packaging is so adorable.

The shop owner really knows the importance of an amazing unboxing experience for her customers.

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If you have the budget to splurge, this case makes a luxurious gift for someone who is just starting out their nail art career. The Shany pro rolling case has large drawers and compartments for all of their nail art supplies.

This is especially helpful for nail techs on the go who offer at home nail art services. An amazing gift idea for someone who is just starting their mobile nail art business. Makeup train cases are one of those must haves.

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Sometimes a functional gift for a nail tech is what you are looking for. This nail polish organizer for travel is the perfect choice. This stylish organizer is perfect for keeping all of their nail polish bottles organized and safe while you're on the go. It also has lots of room for manicure sets.

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Choosing a professional nail drill is important for a nail technician as it can significantly impact the quality of their work, as well as their efficiency and overall experience.

A high-quality nail drill with appropriate speed and power settings can help a nail tech achieve precise and clean results while reducing the risk of damaging the client's natural nail or causing discomfort.

It can also save time and effort, allowing the technician to complete treatments more quickly and comfortably. Therefore, investing in a professional-grade nail drill is essential for any nail tech looking to provide excellent services and grow their business.

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16. CUSTOM NECKLACE by Caitlyn Minimalist

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This top selling jewelry shop on Etsy offers some gorgeous custom necklaces and pendants that are luxury gift ideas. The name pendants are one of many custom jewelry you can order. 

Get creative and request a word or phrase that's unique for your nail tech or nail art lover.

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A professional gel polish kit is a great gift because it allows the recipient to create salon-quality manicures and pedicures from the comfort of their home, saving time and money on frequent salon visits.

Additionally, the long-lasting and chip-resistant nature of gel polish ensures the gift will be appreciated for weeks to come, providing a durable and beautiful finish.

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18. SPA GIFT SETS For Nail Technicians

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Nail technicians work hard from morning till night. They are often leaning over and by the end of the day just need to relax. This makes a spa gift set one of the best gifts for your nail technicians.

We have a list of some spa gift sets that any nail tech would love to receive. Some of these spa gift boxes and sets come with handmade soaps, oils, whipped body butters, candles and everything they need to relax after a long day at work.

The gift of self care will truly be appreciated.

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19. TUMBLERS For Nail Techs

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What about a unique or personalized glitter tumbler for your nail tech? We have put together a list of the best tumblers for nail techs that include handmade tumblers as well as stainless steel.

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In Conclusion:

The nail art industry has grown tremendously over recent years, and it's no surprise there are many handmade nail products that you can buy.

 Unique nail art ideas, artisan polishes and tools are exactly what many people are giving as gifts this year.

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