I never thought I'd be blogging on matters relating to gardening. Perhaps I'm growing up.
However, if you are in the market for some proper tough gardening gloves, ones that actually protect your fingers from all kinds of pointy nasties that you find when taking out a holly bush, then I strongly recommend these, which I got from the local PoundLand. And they cost only a pound.
They're made of leather off-cuts, with the pleasing result that no two are exactly the same.