Touchscreens get a bit less useful in the winter, when gloved fingers are unable to manipulate their glowing controls. You could buy some expensive gloves with nubs on the fingers able to activate a touchscreen, or you could just make em yourself for cheap.
All you need to do to make the fingertips of your gloves touchscreen-friendly is to apply a bit of CPU thermal compound to them. Thermal compound is generally used to install CPUs in custom-built computers, and you can grab a tube of it for about $7 at computer and electronics shops. Simply stick some on there and you'll have warm fingers and a phone you can use. Not bad!
I tried this trick with my off-brand thermal compound I had lying around, and it worked like a charm. I had to press a little harder, but depending on what you have and how much you put on, it shouldn't be a problem. You'll also inevitably get some on your screen, so just be careful — most modern phones shouldn't scratch up that easily, but if you have a screen protector like the InvisibleShield on your device, you won't have to worry about that at all.
Of course, we should probably add a little "try this at your own risk." We don't want you ruining a good pair of gloves — or a touchscreen.