To be perfectly honest I never actually remember what a mitten is versus what a glove is. I know that yes, one has the fingers and the other one has a hand with a spot for your thumb, but I never know the correct term for each one.
I have SUPER dry hands in the winter so I have both mittens and gloves with me at all times.
I use them both for different reasons.
Like most people, I do like to have the option to use my phone outside even if I need to wear something on my hands. I like to always have a pair of tech touch gloves on me just in case. I don’t like to spend too much on gloves (partly because I tend to lose pairs at least 3 different times during the winter) so I usually stick with a cheap but practical and warm pair. I usually just get a pair of Target’s Women’s Knit Tech Gloves that they have for $9.99. Who doesn’t love Target?
Living in Minnesota, there are some days it is so cold outside it’s dangerous to have any skin exposed. On these days I want to have a nice thick pair of mittens (especially during recess duty!) Last year, my mom purchased mittens for myself, my sister, and herself that were handmade out of woolen sweaters. They are the warmest mittens I have ever worn and I LOVE them! They keep my hands nice and toasty!