The Useful Book
Even though Home Economics and Shop classes have been replaced with other lessons, like computer or technology, everyone still needs to know some essential life skills that they don’t teach in school—like how to sew a button or unclog a drain. This book has (almost) all the answers to common household questions. Gift this handbook to the relative or friend who’s straight out of college and living on her own for the first time. She’s sure to refer to it often and learn some useful skills. The step-by-step instructions, helpful illustrations, and handy charts make just about any household dilemma easy to solve.
To buy: $15, amazon.com.