I used my own pattern to knit some button band gloves with heart buttons.
Knowing that my friend would ADORE (pink hearts!) them, I sent them her way.
As a knitter I'm not sure it gets much better than someone calling to gush about how much they love something you knit for them. It makes all the work completely worth it.
Pattern: Button Band Fingerless Gloves of my own design
Needles: US 7's
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in SFO Sky
Mods: I used super cute pink heart buttons and I omitted the stripes as the yarn is stripy enough.