Stardew Valley gifts: every character’s favourite presents (2022)

There’s a lot to do in Stardew Valley, including mingling with NPCs and making friends with them. One of the best ways to do that is by giving them their favourite gift. However, not all the Stardew Valley gifts are created equal and you’ll need to be smart if you plan on improving your friendship with all the Stardew Valley characters.

The gift system in Stardew Valley is a great way to increase your social status around town. If you want to eventually get married and have kids, you will need to know how gifting works in the game so that you can marry the NPC of your dreams. Similarly, if you wantreceive gifts from time to time, you’ll need to dig deep and be generous.

There are a variety of different Stardew Valley gifts, and having an understanding of how they work will be important. But what exactly is a Universal Love, and how do you know what is the best gift in Stardew Valley?

There are a total of five different gift types in Stardew Valley: Loved, Liked, Neutral, Disliked, and Hated. Each gift type will allow you to earn (or lose) friendship points with an NPC, based on how that character feels about the gift.

Below is a breakdown of all five gift types and how many points can be gained or lost:

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If you want to grow your friendship with different characters in Stardew Valley, you’ll need to build up your friendship points and earn hearts. Each character has a total of ten hearts (unless they’re your spouse), and each heart requires 250 friendship points.

There are a couple of different ways to earn friendship points, like completing quests for a character which will earn you 150 points, and talking to them which will give you 20 points, among ways. However, the easiest way to quickly earn friendship points is by giving a character their favourite gift. However, if you give them a gift that they don’t like, you can lose up to 40 points, so be careful with what you give!

If you give a character their favourite gift on their birthday, you’ll receive 8x the friendship points. That means one gift could net you a total of 640 points and four hearts, so getting checking your calendar.

To give gifts in Stardew Valley, simply place the item you want to give in your hands and walk up to an NPC. Once you’re close enough, click on the character and they’ll receive your gift.

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You can only give one gift a day to villagers in Stardew and two a week. However, if it’s their birthday and you’ve already given them two gifts, you can still give them a present. The only exception to the two a week rule is your spouse, as you can give them a gift every day of the week if you’d like.

There are a total of 34 NPCs in Stardew Valley that you can give gifts to. Each villager has different preferences, and will appreciate some gifts more than others. Below, you’ll find a list of all the best gifts for every character in Stardew Valley.

VillagerBirthdayLovesLikesHates
AbigailFall 13Amethyst, Banana, Pudding, Blackberry, Cobbler, Chocolate Cake, Pufferfish, Pumpkin, Spicy EelQuartzClay, Holly
AlexSummer 13Complete Breakfast, Salmon DinnerAll eggs (except Void Egg)Holly, Quartz
CarolineWinter 7Fish Taco, Green Tea, Summer Spangle, Tropical CurryDaffodil, Tea LeavesQuartz, Salmonberry
ClintWinter 26Amethyst, Aquamarine, Artichoke Dip, Emerald, Fiddlehead Risotto, Gold Bar, Iridium Bar, Jade, Omni Geode, Ruby, TopazCopper Bar, Iron BarHolly
DwarfSummer 22Amethyst, Aquamarine, Emerald, Jade, Lemon Stone, Omni Geode, Ruby, TopazAll Artifacts, Cave Carrot, QuartzNone
ElliotFall 5Crab Cakes, Duck Feather, Lobster, Pomegranate, Squid Ink, Tom Kha SoupAll Fruit (except Salmonberry), Octopus, SquidAmaranth, Quartz, Salmonberry, Sea Cucumber
EmilySpring 27Amethyst, Aquamarine, Cloth, Emerald, Jade, Ruby, Survival Burger, Topaz, WoolDaffodil, QuartzFish Taco, Holly, Maki Roll, Salmon Dinner, Sashimi
EvelynWinter 20Beet, Chocolate Cake, Diamond, Fairy Rose, Stuffing, TulipAll Milk, DaffodilAll fish, Clam, Clay, Coral, Friend Eel, Garlic, Holly, Maki Roll, Salmonberry, Sashimi, Spice Berry, Spicy Eel, Trout Soup
GeorgeFall 24Friend Mushroom, LeekDaffodilClay, Dandelion, Holly, Quartz
GusSummer 8Diamond, Escargot, Fish Taco, Orange, Tropical CurryDaffodilColeslaw, Holly, Quartz
HaleySpring 14Coconut, Fruit Salad, Pink Cake, SunflowerDaffodilAll Fish, Clay, Prismatic Shard, Wild Horseradish
HarveyWinter 14Coffee, Pickles, Super Meal, Truffle Oil, WineAll Fruit (except Salmonberry and Spice Berry), all Mushrooms (except Red), Daffodil, Dandelion, Duck Egg, Duck Feather, Ginger, Goat Milk, Hazelnut, Holly, Large Goat Milk, Leek, Quartz, Snow Yam, Spring Onion, Wild Horseradish, Winter RootCoral, Nautilus Shell, Rainbow Shell, Salmonberry, and Spice Berry
JasSummer 4Fairy Rose, Pink Cake, Plum PuddingCoconut, DaffodilAll Artisan goods (except Honey, Jelly, Oil) Clay, Triple Shot Expresso, Wild Horseradish
JodiFall 11Chocolate Cake, Crispy Bass, Diamond, Eggplant, Parmesan, Friend Eel, Pancakes, Rhubarb Pie, Vegetable MedleyAll eggs (except Void Egg), all fruit (except Spice Berry), andall MilkDaffodil, Dandelion, Spice Berry
KentSpring 4Fiddlehead Risotto, Roasted HazelnutsAll eggs (except Void Egg), all fruit, DaffodilAll Milk, Algae Soup, Holly, Sashimi, Tortilla
KrobusWinter 1Diamond, Iridium Bar, Pumpkin, Void Egg, Void Mayonnaise, Wild HorseradishGold Bar, Quartz, and Seafoam PuddingNone
LeahWinter 23Goat Cheese, Poppyseed Muffin, Salad, Stir Fry, Truffle, Vegetable Medley, WineAll eggs (except Void Egg), all Fruit, all Milk, all Mushrooms (except Red), Daffodil, Dandelion, Driftwood, Ginger, Hazelnut, Holly, Leek, Snow Yam, Spring Onion, Wild Horseradish, Winter RootBread, Hashbrowns, Pancakes, Pizza, Void Egg
LeoSummer 26Duck Feather, Mango, Ostrich Egg, PoiDragon Tooth, Nautilus Shell, Quartz, Rainbow Shell, Sea Urchin, Spice BerryBeer, Holly, Hops, Mead, Morel, Oil, Pale Ale, Pina Colada, Triple Shot Espresso, Unmilled Rice, Wine
LewisSpring 7Autumn’s Bounty, Glazed Yams, Green Tea, Hot Pepper, Vegetable MedleyBlueberry, Cactus Fruit, CoconutHolly, Quartz
LinusWinter 4Blueberry Tart, Cactus Fruit, Coconut, Dish O’ The Sea, YarnAll fruit (except Cactus Fruit and Coconut), all Mushrooms (except Red), Daffodil, Dandelion, Ginger, Hazelnut, Holly, Leek, Snow Yam, Spring Onion, Wild Horseradish, Winter RootNone
MarnieFall 18Diamond, Farmer’s Lunch, Pink Cake, Pumpkin PieAll eggs (except Void Egg), all Milk, QuartzClay, Holly
MaruSummer 10Battery Pack, Cauliflower, Cheese Cauliflower, Diamond, Gold Bar, Iridium Bar, Miner’s Treat, Pepper Poppers, Radioactive Bar, Rhubarb Pie, StrawberryCopper Bar, Iron Bar, Oak Resin, Pine Tar, Quartz, Radioactive OreHolly, Honey, Pickles, Snow Yam, Truffle
PamSpring 18Beer, Cactus Fruit, Glazed Yams, Mead, Pale Ale, Parsnip, Parsnip Soup, Pina ColadaAll Fruit (except Cactus Fruit), all Milk, DaffodilHolly, Octopus, and Squid
PennyFall 2Diamond, Emerald, Melon, Poppy, Poppyseed Muffin, Red Plate, Roots Platter, Sandfish, Tom Kha SoupAll Artifacts, all Milk, Dandelion, LeekBeer, Grape, Holly, Hops, Mead, Pale Ale, Pino Colada, Rabbit’s Foot, Wine
PierreSpring 26Fried CalamariAll eggs (except Void Egg), all Milk, Daffodil, DandelionAll Fish, Corn, Garlic, Parsnip Soup, Tortilla
RobinFall 21Goat Cheese, Peach, SpaghettiAll Milk, all Fruit (except Peach), Hardwood, QuartzHolly
SamSummer 17Cactus Fruit, Maple Bar, Pizza, TigerseyeAll eggs (except Void Egg), Joja ColaCoal, Copper Bar, Duck Mayonnaise, Gold Bar, Gold Ore, Iridium Bar, Iridium Ore, Iron Bar, Mayonnaise, Pickles, Refined Quartz
SandyFall 15Crocus, Daffodil, Mango Sticky Rice, Sweet PeaAll Fruit, Goat Milk, Large Goat Milk, Quartz, WoolHolly
SebastianWinter 10Frozen Tear, Obsidian, Pumpkin Soup, Sashimi, Void EggFlounder, QuartzAll Artisan Goods (except Coffee, Green Tea, and Oil), all Eggs (except Void Egg), Clay, Complete Breakfast, Farmer’s Lunch, Omelette
ShaneSpring 20Beer, Hot Pepper, Pepper Poppers, PizzaAll eggs (except Void Egg), all fruit (except Hot Pepper)Pickles, Quartz
VincentSpring 10Cranberry Candy, Ginger Ale, Grape, Pink Cake, SnailCoconut, DaffodilAll Artisan Goods (except Honey, Jelly, Oil), Clay, Triple Shot Expresso, Wild Horseradish
WillySummer 24Catfish, Diamond, Iridium Bar, Mead, Octopus, Pumpkin, Sea Cucumber, SturgeonGold Bar, Lincod, Quartz, Seafoam Pudding, Tiger TroutNone
WizardWinter 17Purple Mushroom, Solar Essence, Super Cucumber, Void EssenceAll Geode Minerals, QuartzNone
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There are two ways to lose friendship points in Stardew Valley: Giving Disliked and Hated gifts and not talking to the NPC every day.

As we mentioned above, giving a Disliked gift will cost you 20 friendship points and giving a Hated gift will cost you 40 points.

Further, if you don’t talk to the specific NPC every day, you will lose friendship points. For most, you will only lose two points every day that you don’t speak to them. Once you reach ten hearts, you will no longer lose friendship points.

However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. After you’ve given an NPC a bouquet, you will lose ten points every day that you don’t speak to them. Once you reach ten hearts with them, you won’t lose any more points. If you’re married, you will lose 20 points every day you don’t speak to your partner, regardless of how many hearts you have.

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As we explained earlier, each NPC in Stardew Valley has a heart meter. All NPCs have a total of ten hearts, except for your spouse who has a total of 14 hearts.

Additionally, there are a total of eight characters that are eligible for marriage. Their heart meter will stop at eight, until you give them a bouquet. This indicates that you’re interested in a romantic relationship with them, and their heart meter will unlock to ten hearts.

If you are interested in pursuing marriage with one of these characters, or are just trying to build a good relationship with them, give them a bouquet after you reach eight hearts to unlock the last two in the heart meter.

So there you have it, a full Stardew Valley gifts guide. Make sure you study each character’s likes and dislikes carefully to get those relationships blossoming.

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FAQs

Stardew Valley gifts: every character’s favourite presents? ›

Stardew Valley gifts for every character
VillagerBirthdayLikes
PennyFall 2All Artifacts, all Milk, Dandelion, Leek
PierreSpring 26All eggs (except Void Egg), all Milk, Daffodil, Dandelion
RobinFall 21All Milk, all Fruit (except Peach), Hardwood, Quartz
SamSummer 17All eggs (except Void Egg), Joja Cola
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Is there a gift everyone likes Stardew? ›

Universal Likes:

All Artisan Goods (except for Oil and Void Mayonnaise) All Cooking (except for Fried Egg, Bread, Strange Bun, and Seafoam Pudding) All Flowers (except for Poppy) All Foraged Minerals (except for Quartz)

Who gives the best gifts in Stardew Valley? ›

1 Best: Leah

Leah is the artist of the town, and though her gifts after marriage aren't the best by a longshot, she's by far the easiest person in town to get together with thanks to her liking foraged items. In fact, Leah even likes driftwood, which is a common piece of trash players can find while fishing.

How many liked gifts Stardew? ›

But simply speaking, each Loved gift is +80 Relationship Points (RPs). Each heart is 250 RPs. The maximum RPs you can have with a non-spouse are (10 × 250 + 249) = 2,749 RPs. Which would require 35 Loved Gifts in order to reach, if that were the only thing you were doing.

Does Leah like maple syrup? ›

Leah likes Diamond. Maru dislikes Maple Syrup and is neutral towards Cranberries and Daffodils. Maru, Shane, and Sam dislike Pickles.

Who is the best to marry in Stardew Valley? ›

Overall, Abigail is the best person to marry in Stardew Valley. She is one of the easier villagers to romance early, and gives great gifts after marriage. Once she moves into the farm, she fits in perfectly and does not lose her individuality.

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