My gardening gloves, be they ever so humble. Most days I use the $4 fabric gloves on the left. They last about a year of hard use, but at that price I buy myself two or three pair a year and always have enough. Best of all, they fit both hands equally well, so I never have to hunt down a left and a right. Imagine the freedom, the convenience, the sheer niftiness of that idea. See how easy I am to please?
The newer pair on the right are my muddy-day gloves because they have rubber where you need it. At $10 a pair they're more expensive, but they last forever. They came in very handy this past weekend as I was moving large amounts of wet soil. You know, the kind of real gardening work we never talk about when we show people around our lovely finished products.
There's one more pair I use once every other year or so and they're the stiff, hard-to-put-on and hard-to-use leather gloves we're supposed to use for practically everything because they offer so much protection. So okay, if I'm wielding a very dangerous power tool, I'll put 'em on, but I'll never like 'em.