BEST GIFTS FOR NAIL LOVERS AND NAIL TECHS (2021 GIFT GUIDE)
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If you have a nail obsessed person in your life or even a fully licensed nail tech, it might be pretty hard to buy for them because you either don't know anything about nails OR it seems like they have everything!
So as a nail tech, I wanted to write this to hopefully help guide you to start brainstorming some good out of the box gifts for the nail lover in your life!
I tried to categorize each gift with the type of nail person in your life as well, since there are so many different level of nail obsessed, I wanted to make things as easy to understand as possible!
✅ FOR THE AT HOME MANICURIST (GEL AND NAIL POLISH):
ITEM: The ultimate at home manicurist kit.
I love the idea of hand picking specific items and creating a little kit or basket for someone, so how satisfying and amazing would it be to give a whole fully supplied at home nail station to someone??
You did all the work for them on what they would need to start their new gel manicure hobby or even regular nail art hobby! You can pick and choose exactly what to put in these aesthetic and organized containers to fit the exact needs of them! Don't stress if you have no idea what that kit would include, I organized all of those products and info to save you stress!
Here are some great Amazon recommendations for what you would need for this kit, and if you want anymore details on what gel products to include, check this blog about gel nail supplies for DIYers! And for how to organize those supplies into it's own magic station, here are a few photos of what this kit could look like! These containers are also linked in my Amazon shop!
✅ FOR THE SELF CARE/GEL NAIL ENTHUSIAST
ITEM: The ultimate vibe pack.
Create such a cool self care vibe pack with this gel color that has a corresponding CANDLE! Both of these are called Desert Road which is all about reconnecting with YOUR path, no more comparison, no distractions, just calming down all of your chaos by lighting up your straight desert road ahead with nothing around to bring you down. Is your nail lover in need of some grounding? Some fresh daydreams? Some spirits that need to be lifted? Then guide them back onto their own Desert Road path with these two items. You can purchase the Desert Road Candle HERE. And the Desert Road Gel Color HERE.
✅ FOR THE GEL MANICURE ENTHUSIAST IN YOUR LIFE (DIYER OR PROFESSIONAL)
THESE! These base gels are where it's at and let me tell you why! They are a three in one base gel: base coat, builder gel, and color. And let me tell you, doing your own nails, your client's nails, ANY nails, takes time when you are trying to make them perfect! So many layers involved like base coat, two coats of color, maybe some art, and top coat, and it's easy to take up hours of your time. These base gels have a color BUILT INTO IT!!! Which means, it literally saves you two coats of color if you are in a hurry in the salon or exhausted from doing so much work on your own nails.
All you do is put this base coat on top of your prepped nail and slap some top coat on and BOOM! A beautiful manicure done in much less time! This is perfect for professionals to save time in the salon and get through clients quicker, but it's also soooo amazing for at home gel nail enthusiasts who don't want to spend hours doing both of their hands! I personally love to use them for my pedicures so I don't have to be hunched over for too long! They are all neutral toned and easy to put art on top of as well! Here are some swatches of them:
✅ FOR THE FUTURE/NEW NAIL TECH.
Do you have a future nail tech in your life? Maybe they are in nail school, or they just graduated and are looking to build their kit? This gel kit is the absolute perfect gift for them. Why? Because it's so overwhelming and stressful building your kit when you are first starting out. You don't know what colors you NEED, you don't know what colors you don't need. There are WAY too many options and with not much salon experience you really have no idea what colors are necessary for your kit.
So this specific gel collection was made with them in mind. This 18 color gel kit was created with new nail techs in mind that are completely lost when it comes to what colors they ACTUALLY need in their kit.
I created this kit to have the top most requested and NECESSARY colors in the salon based on mine and many other techs’ experiences to take all the stressful guess work out of it. It is high quality Japanese gel that is made to last and made with serious pigment!
This 18 color kit also includes 3 different base coats, and a top coat. You can get 10% savings by using code NT10 as well. You can purchase it HERE.
✅ FOR THE GEL NAIL ARTIST IN YOUR LIFE (DIYER OR PROFESSIONAL)
Sometimes there are designs that are so popular but a little difficult to find the perfect colors and tools for. The tortoiseshell nail design is definitely in that category. This design is full of colors you wouldn’t use regularly on clients as solid colors, so your nail fanatic might not have any of these specific colors in their kit because they never thought to invest in something like a sheer brown!
So if they are dying to figure out this very classic and VERY popular design, and get theirs and their clients’ nails extra artsy, get them this Tortoise Shell Design Kit. On top of all of the exact and necessary tools, there is a full tutorial on the product page to set them up for complete success.
✅ FOR THE NAIL TECH AND/OR THE NAIL OBSESSED
If the nail obsessed person in your life has an ever-growing collection of products whether it be at home or in the salon, then a great gift for them might be some nice and aesthetically pleasing nail product organizers. These specific containers are acetone friendly and they are created by a beauty professional for other beauty professionals. The drawers fit nail polish and gel bottles standing up, tools, etc. Everything is also stackable as well! You can find all of these organizing containers on my Amazon store HERE. Or if you want more detail on what I use each container for, head to my nail product organization blog post HERE.
✅ FOR THE NAIL TECH AND/OR THE AT HOME GEL DIYER
ITEM: Gel nail art brushes!
This gift is specifically for those nail fanatics in your life that use gel, not nail polish. Good nail art brushes are hard to come by and sometimes it’s hard to actually differentiate from all the different ones, so let me make this easy for you. Here is a super easy gel nail art brush KIT that includes three vegan, handmade, Japanese Kumano nail art brushes! The Detailer Brush even won Nail Pro's Reader's choice award for 2020!