Even if you're not a Handy Jane or Joe, you should have a few basic tools around for quick repairs. This is not a time to buy a 120-piece set of anything, just a few quality pieces that even the unhandiest folks can use. Next, select a nice toolkit to keep everything organized.
The top 5 tools are:
-Screwdrivers (Phillips, slotted)
These will get you started.
Some things that folks forget to include that are invaluable around the house:
-Glue - several types including stuff that works on wood, ceramics and the all-favorite: Super Glue.
-Tape - You may own a roll of old masking tape, but it's time to add to the family with duct tape, electrician's tape and "plastic" tape that's used to wrap joint threads.
Here are more toolkit supplies for general handy-work that you'll need.