The ‘How Things Work in Your Home, and What to Do When They Don’t’ is a great self-help book from Time-Life Books. Don’t know how to fix your broken shelf? This book. Don’t know how to change a light bulb? This book. Want to hammer a nail but don’t have a hammer? The hardback version of this book.

The collection of handy information you can find is delivered in an easy-to-understand format, with illustrations and pictures to make sure you don’t accidentally hurt yourself. Oh yeah. Great choice for a housewarming gift.