These fingerless gloves are knitted up very quickly in the round. They have long cuffs to keep the wrists warm, and leave the fingers and thumb free to deal with touchscreen phones or dig change out of pockets. The rib is very stretchy, so they should fit a range of adult sizes. The pattern can also be adapted to fit larger or smaller hands, simply by adding extra stitches and knitting more rows. The gloves are ideal for knitting up scraps, as they use no more than 50g of each colour of yarn.
I made these gloves in a couple of evenings, so if you're looking for a last minute Christmas present idea, these might be ideal. The pattern is available for free in my Ravelry store - Striped Gloves Free Pattern.