Great for Giving (and Receiving): How-to Books

Great for Giving (and Receiving): How-to Books

Adrienne Breaux
Nov 14, 2011

Get a head start on gift giving season by stocking up on a number of how-to books that make awesome gifts for all types of folks in your life. And if it feels too early to be buying gifts, consider grabbing a few of these books to tackle projects for your own home, just in time for making your place ready to host guests this holiday season.

If you've got friends or family members who love their home, crafts and doing stuff with their hands, a fun how-to book could make the perfect gift. From books full of the basics of home repair to projects that help with aesthetics to books that tell you how to publish your own book, we've gathered a list of some of our favorite titles. And don't forget about yourself when book gift shopping!

1) D.I.Y. Design It Yourself by Ellen Lupton, $24.95
2) DIY Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide by Christopher Stuart, $24.95
3) Indie Publishing:How to Design and Produce Your Own Book by Ellen Lupton, $24.95
4) Martha's Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations by Martha Stewart, $38.66
5) Pinhole Cameras: A DIY Guide by Chris Keeney, $18.95
6) LEED Materials: A Resource Guide to Green Building by Ari Meisel, Steven Winter, $40
7) Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual: Completely Revised and Updated $23.10
8) Same Place, More Space: 50 DIY Projects to Maximize Every Room in the House by Karl Champley, $24.95
9) Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, $19.80

What are your favorite DIY and how-to books? Have you ever given or received a how-to book as a gift? Let us know!

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