I've been knitting fingerless mittens all year for all of the *girls* on my Christmas list, making them from whatever leftover yarn I have around, and tossing them in a sack. I also bought a bunch of those commercial stretchy gloves back in January (when they were 25 cents a pair). This weekend I dug the gloves and mitts out and matched them together, and counted how many I had. Lo and behold- I had enough for everyone on my list (who isn't getting socks). I wear fingerless mittens alone at my computer in the early morning or late night when it's cool in the house, but I wear them with gloves for driving and outside stuff.
Some of these have to be mailed, so I should dig out the wrapping paper and get busy.
Most of the above were knit with leftover sock yarns (fingering weight, superwash for the most part), but some were knit from worsted weight wool. The Pumpkin Mitts and the Yellow Lace ones were Freebie Friday patterns- still posted. The Watermelon mitts were knit from handspun yarn, and the blue/orange Fair Isle mitts are also handspun (from Carole Rasmussen Noble's Fair Isle Mittens and Gloves book).