Best Gifts for Everyone in Stardew Valley: Guide (2022)

Josh Ryan

Everyone loves a gift, especially the Stardew Valley villagers of Pelican Town. A core mechanic in this game is to reward you for the kindness you show to everyone. Want to raise those friendship points quickly? Gifting is the way to go! 

Every villager has their favorites and interests. Having a list of loved items to befriend them is a must. Picking the right items to give every week and on their birthdays is a quick way to friendship.

Are you interested in making friends In Stardew Valley? Then, this guide is for you!

Universal Loves

Let’s talk about Universal Loves, as these are Stardew Valley’s best gifts to everyone’s hearts. Everyone loves these items, which are the best way to earn friendship points. Although appreciated by everyone, you may not like the process of obtaining these items. These are considered mid to late-game items and require a fair amount of time to get in large quantities.

If you manage to get these beautiful items, it’s a guaranteed way to make every villager happy!

Items everyone loves are as follows:

NameSource
Golden PumpkinSpirit’s Eve, Artifact Troves
Magic Rock CandyHaunted SkullsDesert Trader, Museum Reward
PearlArtifact Trove, Blobfish (Fish Pond)
Prismatic ShardMining, Fishing Treasure, Chests, Monster Loot, Omni Geodes, Rainbow Trout (Fish Pond) Treasure Room, Statue Of True Perfection
Rabbit’s FootRabbit, Travelling Cart, Serpent Drop

Bachelors

There’s an excellent selection of bachelors for the ladies in Stardew Valley. The way to their hearts is the things they love. Gifting to your desired man shows your love and care for them. Luckily, you have this guide to help!

alex

Let’s dive into the most difficult to please, Alex. The pickiest of the bunch, it’ll be quite the task. But if you’re determined to pursue him, these are the go-to.

He loves the following:

NameSource
Complete BreakfastCooking
Salmon DinnerCooking

elliot

The long-haired romantic Elliot is the dream of most women. Although poetic, his preferences are not that complicated. Giving him his favorites is an excellent way to make him happy. He also likes items that help with his writing journey.

The gifts that he adores are as follows:

NameSource
Crab CakesCooking
Duck FeatherDucks
LobsterCrab Pot
PomegranatePomegranate Tree, The Cave (Fruit Bat option)
Squid InkSquid Kid, Fish Pond
Tom Kha SoupCooking

Harvey

The health worker of Stardew Valley is always up for a thoughtful gift. Harvey works hard to keep the villager in tip-top shape. So it’s a splendid idea to reciprocate his efforts with a gift. 

A good start on what to give is what he likes to relax during and after work.

Gifts to offer are:

NameSource
CoffeeKeg, The Stardrop Saloon
PicklesPreserve Jars
Super MealCooking
Truffle OilOil Maker
WineKeg

sam

The upcoming rockstar also has his picks. The unique set of things Sam loves is a surprise for many. But it’s fitting for a one-of-a-kind person to love various special items.

Here’s what he loves:

NameSource
Cactus FruitForaging – The Desert
Maple BarCooking
PizzaCooking, The Stardrop Saloon
TigerseyeMining

sebastian

The dark rebel of Stardew Valley, Sebastian is for those who have felt like an outcast. Although he gives off unfriendly vibes, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t appreciate gifts. His preferences reflect his rebellious personality and would be a hint to what he loves. 

The preferred gifts are as follows:

NameSource
Frozen TearMinerals – The Mines
ObsidianMagma Geode, Omni Geode
Pumpkin SoupCooking
SashimiCooking
Void EggVoid Chicken

shane

A man that overcame his adversity, Shane’s one to be noticed—starting as a troubled man with serious issues. You would think winning him over would be tough. But the way to his hard exterior’s all the things he loves. So show him some care with items he adores!

All that he loves are as follows:

NameSource
BeerKeg, The Stardrop Saloon
Hot PepperFarming – Summer
Pepper PoppersCooking
PizzaCooking, The Stardrop Saloon

bachelorettes

Stardew Valley has no shortage of unique and lovable ladies. And with that, they also have their interests. Want to impress them? These are the ways to their heart!

abigail

Abigail, the blue-haired lady with a spunky attitude, may sweep you off your feet. She pushes the line of what a lady can do. Though her personality is strong, her preferences show a soft side too.

Consisting of comfort foods and a pretty mineral, she’s a sweet girl at heart.

Her favorites are as follows:

NameSource
AmethystMining
Banana PuddingCooking
Blackberry CobblerCooking
Chocolate CakeCooking
PufferfishFishing
PumpkinFarming – Fall
Spicy EelCooking

emily

Sewing her way to your heart is Emily. Sweet and caring, she’s undoubtedly a keeper for those who like perky personalities. As for her preferences, it reflects her hobbies. She prefers items related to her passion for tailoring and a Burger to boot!

Here’s what she loves:

NameSource
AmethystMining
AquamarineMining
ClothLoom
EmeraldMining
JadeMining
RubyMining
Survival BurgerCooking
TopazMining
WoolSheep, Rabbit

Haley

The diva of Stardew Valley, Haley’s a sight for sore eyes! Self-centered at first, growing closer to her opens up her vulnerable side. Out of all the Bachelorettes, she’s the most challenging. You can see why she has a thick shell, only having four preferred gifts that are decently difficult to find.

Everything she loves is as follows:

NameSource
CoconutForaging – The Desert
Fruit SaladCooking
Pink CakeCooking
SunflowerFarming – Summer, Fall

Leah

If you love an artistic individual, Leah’s the one who fits the bill. She’s always motivated to capture the art of nature. And to help her with her endeavor, giving her favorites will surely boost her creativity!

Here are what the artist loves:

NameSource
Goat CheeseCheese Press
Poppyseed MuffinCooking
SaladCooking, The Stardrop Saloon
Stir FryCooking
TrufflePigs
Vegetable MedleyCooking
WineKeg

Maru

Maru’s a gadget-making prodigy, and most cannot easily match this intelligent beauty. If you desire to grow close with her, gifting her items that help with her passion is the way to go!

Here’s what the tinkerer loves:

NameSource
Battery PackLightning Rod
CauliflowerFarming – Spring
Cheese CauliflowerCooking
DiamondMining
Gold BarFurnace
Iridium BarFurnace
Miner’s TreatCooking
Pepper PoppersCooking
Radioactive BarFurnace
Rhubarb PieCooking
StrawberryFarming – Spring

Penny

If simple is your taste, then Penny’s all that it takes! With her dream of being a capable wife, she’s one to consider. Are you interested in becoming her one and only? Well, These gifts are the way to her heart!

Here are her favorites:

NameSource
DiamondMining
EmeraldMining
MelonFarming – Summer
PoppyFarming – Summer
Poppyseed MuffinCooking
Red PlateCooking
Roots PlatterCooking
SandfishFishing
Tom Kha SoupCooking

Non-marriage villagers

Of course, we can’t forget the rest of the villagers. Stardew Valley’s cast of lovable characters has unique tastes and will surely be a treat to discover. Growing closer to them is an achievable goal, as long as you have the right stuff!

caroline

The partner of Pierre’s life, Caroline, is there to support her husband’s business. Often seen helping around the shop, tending all day is tiring. So show some love by giving her her favorites!

What she loves is as follows:

NameSource
Fish TacoCooking
Green TeaKeg
Summer SpangleFarming – Summer
Tropical CurryCooking

clint

Clint’s a passionate blacksmith that is excellent in his craft. Always available to help with processing our geodes, a good way to thank him is to share your loot! His interests mirror his job as he loves the pretty-looking minerals. And he’ll also love a snack or two!

Items to give are as follows:

NameSource
AmethystMining
AquamarineMining
Artichoke DipCooking
EmeraldMining
Fiddlehead RisottosCooking
Gold BarFurnace
Iridium BarFurnace
JadeMining
Omni GeodeMining
RubyMining
TopazMining

demetrius

Demetrius is always on the hunt for discoveries in Stardew Valley. Studying the local wildlife can be tiring, so a snack can help! So if you ever spot him busy at work, treat him to lighten the load!

His favorite gifts are as follows:

NameSource
Bean HotpotCooking
Ice CreamCooking, Ice Cream Stand
Rice PuddingCooking
StrawberryFarming – Spring

dwarf

Dwarf’s the resident of the Mines, always there to provide you with essential items. Remember to give him a few of your minerals just as you come back up. He’ll surely love that!

Gifts he’ll love are as follows:

NameSource
AmethystMining
AquamarineMining
EmeraldMining
JadeMining
Lemon StoneMining
Omni GeodeMining
RubyMining
TopazMining

evelyn

The kind granny Evelyn will surely appreciate your efforts to lighten up her day. Her love for baking and gardening shows what she loves to receive. And if you have a spare Diamond, she’d love that too!

Granny’s picks are as follows:

NameSource
BeetFarming – Fall
Chocolate CakeCooking
DiamondMining
Fairy RoseFarming – Fall
StuffingCooking
TulipFarming – Spring

george

Grand-pap George may be prickly, but he likes to be appreciated too! Like his grandson, Alex, he only wants a couple of items. Although difficult to impress, he’ll appreciate the effort!

Items he’ll love are as follows:

NameSource
Fried MushroomCooking
LeekForaging – Spring

gus

If you need a relaxing beverage, it’s always a good idea to go to Gus! Serving drinks can be tiring, so giving him some comfort food is a lovely idea. If you have a few spare gems, he’ll appreciate it!

He’ll love the following:

NameSource
DiamondMining
EscargotCooking
Fish TacoCooking
OrangeFruit Trees
Tropical CurryCooking

jas

Jas is always on the hunt for fun and adventure. To fuel her quest, it’s a great idea to give her some sweet snacks along the way! And if you happen to come across a particular flower, be sure to remember her.

The following are what she’ll love:

NameSource
Fairy RoseFarming – Fall
Pink CakeCooking
Plum PuddingCooking

jodi

A loving mother, Jodi is always caring for her family. Even though she spends most of her time in the house, it would be nice to give her a visit. If you love her various cuisine, be sure to share if you cook some of her favorites.

Things she’ll enjoy are as follows:

NameSource
Chocolate Cake
Crispy BassCooking
DiamondMining
Eggplant ParmesanCooking
Fried EelCooking
PancakesCooking
Rhubarb PieCooking
Vegetable MedleyCooking

kent

Kent can be intimidating, but it’s not impossible to befriend. Although the man has been through a lot, it won’t hurt to lighten him with a few thoughtful gifts. It’ll be grand if you remember all of his favorite meals!

The stuff he’ll enjoy is as follows:

NameSource
Fiddlehead RisottoCooking
Roasted HazelnutsCooking

krobus

Krobus might spook you, but he’s more than just a shadowy figure. Although being a monster, he has no intention of hurting you. He even offers to sell you rare items! Krobus might feel lonely in the sewers, so make sure to brighten his day with a gift!

Items he enjoys are as follows:

NameSource
DiamondMining
Iridium BarFurnace
PumpkinFarming – Fall
Void EggVoid Chicken, Krobus’s Shop
Void MayonnaiseMayonnaise Machine
Wild HorseradishForaging – Spring

leo

Leo might be distant initially, but offering a few gifts will warm his heart. Originally living on Ginger Island, befriending him would make him open up more to everyone in the valley. To do that, you’ll have to bring him his favorite items!

He’ll enjoy the following:

NameSource
Duck FeatherDucks
MangoMango Tree
Ostrich EggOstrich
PoiCooking

Lewis

The mayor of the town, Lewis keeps the ship afloat. Always there to help the other villagers, it would be a nice gesture to return the favor! The mayor is fond of a few dishes so keep that in mind when you decide to give. 

His favorite picks are as follows:

NameSource
Autumn’s BountyCooking
Glazed YamsCooking
Green TeaKeg
Hot PeppersFarming – Summer
Vegetable MedleyCooking

linus

A misunderstood individual, Linus is more than just an outcast. Befriending him can open up his personality and give you insight into his ways. Friendship is the game’s core mechanic, so you leave no man behind. So don’t exclude him from your kindness!

His picks for gifts are as follows:

NameSource
Blueberry TartCooking
Cactus FruitForaging – The Desert
CoconutForaging – The Desert
Dish O’ The SeaCooking
YamFarming – Fall

marnie

Marnie is a kind-hearted rancher willing to share her knowledge of animals. She is the go-to person if you want to start your ranching journey. A few gifts here and there are appreciated as an appreciative gesture of her passion.

Items she’ll love are as follows:

NameSource
DiamondMining
Farmer’s LunchCooking
Pink CakeCooking
Pumpkin PieCooking

Pam

Pam might have a tough exterior, but she is still one of the town’s gems. As you unlock the bus, she’s the one smiling to take you to places you need to be. So show some love by giving a thoughtful gift!

Gifts she’ll enjoy are as follows:

NameSource
BeerKeg, The Stardrop Saloon
Cactus FruitForaging – The Desert
Glazed YamsCooking
MeadKeg
Pale AleKeg
ParsnipFarming – Spring
Parsnip SoupCooking
Piña ColadaBeach Resort

Pierre

Pierre is always there for your farming needs, the man you rely on for your seasonal seeds. Always showing a positive attitude as he offers his goods, the best way to reward his efforts is through a gift. And he loves a particular dish, so be sure to remember it! 

Gifts he’ll love are as follows:

NameSource
Fried CalamariCooking

robin

An essential part of your farming career is to expand your land with buildings. Robin’s the carpenter there for your endeavors. Always ready to fulfill your construction request, it’s best to return some gratitude.

Items that she loves are as follows:

NameSource
Goat CheeseCheese Press
PeachPeach Tree
SpaghettiCooking, The Stardrop Saloon

Sandy

Sandy provides a great selection of items the Desert offers. A swell way to show gratitude for her work is to give her some of her favorites. She’s one to appreciate foraging goods, so always have a spare flower or two to offer.

She’ll love the following gifts:

NameSource
CrocusForaging – Winter
DaffodilForaging – Spring
Mango Sticky RiceCooking
Sweet PeaForaging – Summer

Vincent

A curious kid willing to go on an adventure, Vincent is sure to find fun. A few of his favorites are sugary and exciting to consume. So when you come across some of his interests, save some as a gift!

He’ll love the following gifts:

NameSource
Cranberry CandyCooking
Ginger AleCooking
GrapeFarming – FallForaging – Summer
Pink CakeCooking
SnailCrab Pot

Willy

Fishing is a mechanic both fun and profitable, and Willy is there to cater to your needs. As the local fisherman, it’s his specialty to teach the craft to younger generations. So as a way to appreciate his efforts, a few marine items can make him joyful.

The following are what he loves:

NameSource
CatfishFishing
DiamondMining
Iridium BarFurnace
MeadArtisan Goods
OctopusFishing
PumpkinFarming – Fall
Sea CucumberFishing
SturgeonFishing

Wizard

Busy with studying the mystical arts as a profession, the Wizard is there to help if you need anything magical. Learning magic is a tough job, and he might need ingredients for his spells. So be sure to give him a few items out of this world!

Here are what he’ll love:

NameSource
Purple MushroomForaging – The Mines
Solar EssenceMonster Loot
Super CucumberFishing
Void EssenceMonster Loot

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Stardew Valley Gifts Chart Cheat Sheet

Here’s an optimized Stardew Valley Gifts Cheat Sheet made by Redditor, u/Nnie23.

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As you can see, this cheat sheet will allow you to get the best and the most optimized gifting route. There are a lot of things that you can give to an NPC. Most of them don’t hate a lot of things, but some of these NPCs can be troublesome to please, really.

For the most part, you wouldn’t really have a hard time trying to get behind the gifts. Just make sure that you know their schedules. We’ve covered some full NPC schedules in this category, go check them out.

Although, it’s worth noting that you should also look out for universal love in gifts. They’re the easiest way to gain attention and befriend someone in Stardew Valley.

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