How to Give Gifts in Stardew Valley? 5 EASY Steps

Wondering how to give gifts in Stardew Valley? Even if you know what your desired NPC wants and have got the gift ready, it can be confusing for beginners to figure out how to ACTUALLY make the transfer. In this guide, we will explain how gifting in Stardew Valley works.

How to Give Gifts in Stardew Valley?

Stardew Valley is a pretty extensive game that involves more than just farming. A major part of this experience is friendships, relationships, and gifting. Stardew Valley allows you to give and receive gifts from NPCs.

Just like the real world, giving gifts in Stardew Valley grows your relationships with others. But how does gifting work in the game? In this guide, we will explain the gifting system in the game, share how to give gifts in Stardew Valley, and also reveal the most liked and disliked gifts of the NPCs.

So without further ado, let’s dive right in, shall we?

Gifts in Stardew Valley

Gifts in Stardew Valley are essential to build relationships and friendships with the NPCs. While the right gift could get you in their good graces, a wrong gift could ruin your relationship with them. So it’s important that you know what to get for each NPCs because all of the have different likes and dislikes.

Generally, some of the most liked gift items in the game are:

  • Artisan Goods
  • Coffee
  • Cooked Items
  • Flowers
  • Minerals and Gems
  • Fruit Tree Produce

Once you have figured out what gift to give to a certain NPC, you may be wondering how to actually give gifts in the game. Below, we have listed all the steps involved in giving gifts properly in Stardew Valley.

How to Give Gifts in Stardew Valley?

In Stardew Valley, you can give good gifts to NPCs more than two times a day. It’s actually quite simple. You just need to place your mouse over their heart icon and then select the gift you want to give them. They will then accept the gift, and once they do, a percentage of the hearts on your heart bar will be given to them.

Gifting something to an NPC you like is worth more than gifting a neutral gift. You will have to make a minimum of four visits in order to get a love-leveled villager. But how to give gifts in Stardew Valley?

Here are all the steps you will need to follow to gift something to someone in Stardew Valley:

Step 1: Learn About The Gifts They Like and Love

Every villager has gifts that they like, love, or feel neutral about them. If you want to build a relationship with an NPC, you need to make sure that you are getting them something that they like or love. You should also know their schedule.

The table below shows what each NPC in Stardew Valley likes, loves, and when their birthday is so you can surprise them with a gift on their special day.

VillagerGifts They LikeGifts They LoveBirthday
AbigailCrocus, Blueberry, Tulip, and Sweet PeaBlackberry Cobbler, Amethyst, Chocolate Cake, Pumpkin, Pufferfish, Spicy Eel, Prismatic Shard, and Rabbit’s FootFall 13
AlexCrocus, Corn, Eggs, Kale, Potato, Green Bean, Sweet Pea, Parsnip, and TulipPrismatic Shard, Complete Breakfast, Rabbit’s Foot, and Salmon DinnerSummer 13
CarolineCorn, Blue Jazz, Eggplant, Fairy Rose, Crocus, Parsnip, Tomato, and Radish Rabbit’s Foot, Fish Taco, Prismatic Shard, and Summer SpangleWinter 7
ClintIron Bar, Copper Bar, Tomato, and ParsnipArtichoke Dip, Emerald, Aquamarine, Fiddlehead Risotto, Iridium Bar, Gold Bar, Ruby, Omni Geode, Rabbit’s Foot, and Prismatic Shard.Winter 26
DemetriusParsnip, Hot Pepper, Corn, and Purple MushroomIce Cream, Rice Pudding, Bean Hotpot, Prismatic Shard, Rice Pudding, Rabbit’s Foot, and StrawberrySummer 19
DwarfDwarvish Helm, Dwarf Scroll I-IV,  and Dwarf GadgetAquamarine, Jade, Amethyst, Emerald, Omni Geode, Topaz, Prismatic Shard, Rabbit’s Foot, and RubySummer 22
ElliottSquid, Parsnip, Octopus, and TulipDuck Feather, Crab Cakes, Lobster, Tom Kha Soup, Prismatic Shard, Pomegranate, and Rabbit’s FootFall 5
EmilyParsnip, Daffodil, and CrocusAquamarine, Jade, Amethyst, Cloth, Wool, Emerald, Ruby, Prismatic Shard, Rabbit’s Foot, and Survival BurgerSpring 27
EvelynCrocus, Sweet Pea, Daffodil, Baked Fish, and Summer SpangleDiamond, Tulip, Beets, Rabbit’s Foot, Chocolate Cake, Fairy Rose, Prismatic Shard, and StuffingWinter 20
GeorgeDaffodilLee, Fried Mushroom, and Rabbit’s FootFall 24
GusTulip, Kale, Cauliflower, Parsnip, and PotatoRabbit’s Foot, Orange, Diamond, Fish Taco, and EscargotSummer 8
HaleyDaffodil, Tulip, Crocus, and Sweet PeaSunflower, Rabbit’s Foot, Coconut, Pink Cake, and FruitSpring 14
HarveyBlueberry, Corn, Wild Plum, Blackberry, Melon, Bok Choy, Daffodil, Duck Egg, Duck Feather, Goat Milk, Potato, Grape, Parsnip, Purple Mushroom, and StrawberryWine, Super Meal, Truffle Oil, Coffee, Pickles, Lobster Bisque, Prismatic Shard, and Rabbit’s FootWinter 14
JasTulip, Daffodil, Crocus, Coconut, and Sweet PeaPlum Pudding, Rabbit’s Foot, Pink Cake, and Fairy RoseSummer 4
JodiParsnip, Fruits, Eggs, Milk, and Sweet PeaCrispy Bass, Fried Eel, Vegetable Medley, Chocolate Cake, Diamond, Pancakes, Prismatic Shard, Eggplant Parmesan, Rabbit’s Foot, and Vegetable MedleyFall 11
KentEggs, Sweet Pea, Fruits, Daffodil, and ParsnipRoasted Hazelnuts, Rabbit’s Foot, Fiddlehead Risotto, and Prismatic ShardSpring 4
KrobusGold BarsDiamond, Void Eggs, Pumpkin, Iridium Bars, Wild Horseradish, Prismatic Shard, and Rabbit’s FootWinter 1
LeahMorel, Crocus, Holly, Chanterelle, Cheese, and Common MushroomPoppyseed Muffin, Goat Cheese, Vegetable Medley, Prismatic Shard, Rabbit’s Foot, Salad, Wine, and Stir FryWinter 23
LewisParsnip, Corn, Blueberry, Cactus Fruit, and CoconutRabbit’s Foot, Hot Pepper, Autumn’s Bounty, and Glazed YamsSpring 7
LinusVegetables, Fruits, Eggs, Chanterelle, Milk, Common Mushroom, and CornYam, Prismatic Shard, Rabbit’s Foot, Blueberry Tart, Coconut, Cactus Fruit, and Dish of the SeaWinter 3
MarnieParsnip, Sweet Pea, Corn, Blue Jazz, Garlic, Eggs (not Void), and MilkRabbit’s Foot, Pink Cake, Diamond, Farmer’s Lunch, and Pumpkin PieFall 18
MaruYam, Parsnip, Iron Bar, Amaranth, Copper Bar, Crocus, and EggplantRabbit’s Foot, Strawberry, Rhubarb Pie, Iridium Bar, Gold Bar, Cheese Cauliflower, Battery Pack, Cauliflower, Diamond, Miner’s Treat, and Prismatic ShardSummer 10
PamCrocus, Sweet Pea, Blackberry, and MilkGlazed Yams, Rabbit’s Foot, Beer, Pale Ale, Cactus Fruit, Parsnip, and Parsnip Soup,Spring 18
PennySweet Pea, Tulip, Corn, Leek, Dandelion, Parsnip, and Sunflower Tom Kha Soup, Sandfish, Red Plate, Diamond, Melon, Emerald, Poppy, and Roots PlatterFall 2
PierreTulip, Sweet Pea, Potato, Eggplant, Blue Jazz, Cauliflower, Eggs, Green Beans, Eggplant, and ParsnipRabbit’s Foot and Fried CalamariSpring 26
RobinTulip, Sweet Pea, Blue Jazz, and CrocusSpaghetti, Rabbit’s Foot, Peach, Goat Cheese, and Prismatic ShardFall 21
SamEgg and Joja ColaRabbit’s Foot, Prismatic Shard, Pizza, Cactus Fruit, Maple Bar, and TigerseyeSummer 17
SandyFruitSweet Pea, Prismatic Shard, Crocus, Daffodil, and Rabbit’s FootFall 15
SebastianTomato, Pumpkin, Cauliflower, Potato, and ParsnipVoid Eggs, Sashimi, Frozen Tear, Rabbit’s Foot, Obsidian, Pumpkin Soup, and Prismatic ShardWinter 10
ShaneSweet Pea, Green Bean, Blue, Fruit, Jazz, Eggs, Corn, and Fairy Rose Rabbit’s Foot, Pizza, Beer, Hot Pepper, and Pepper Poppers Spring 20
VincentDaffodil, Crocus, Clam, and CoconutRabbit’s Foot, Pink Cake, Cranberry Candy, and GrapeSpring 10
WillyTulip, Gold Bar, Tiger Trout, Green Bean, Lingcod, Kale, Sweet Pea, Parsnip, and Potato Sturgeon, Rabbit’s Foot, Prismatic Shard, Catfish, Diamond, Sea Cucumber, Iridium Bar, Pumpkin, and OctopusSummer 24
WizardThunder Egg, Esperite, Amaranth, Parsnip, and Blue JazzVoid Essence, Solar Essence, Purple Mushroom, Rabbit’s Foot, and Prismatic ShardWinter 17
NPCs Favorite Gifts

Step 2: Get the Gift

Now that you know what your desired NPC likes or loves, you will need to equip the gifts you want to give them. For instance, if you want to gift someone a Rhubarb’s Pie, you will first need to make it.

Step 3: Put the Gift In the Equipment Bar

Now that you have the gift ready, put it in the equipment bar.

Step 4: Give the Gift Over

Now select the gift from the equipment bar and place the cursor to the NPC that you want to gift it to.

Step 5: Check the Heard Indicator

Once you have given them the gift, check their heart indicator to determine if they liked your gift. If they did, a portion of the heart will have increased.

If they don’t like their gift, you will notice a dip in their heart meter. However, do note that creating hearts with NPCs requires a lot of effort and time. So you need to make sure you are gifting them something that they like or love, otherwise their heart meter will deplete everyday.

When you get eight hearts with a character, they will become your best friend. But their meter will freeze if you gift them something that they don’t like. Then, you will need to gift them a bouquet to make up for it.

If your are wondering what Emily in Stardew Valley likes and what her schedule looks like, check out our complete guide on the NPC Emily.


So now that you know how to give gifts in Stardew Valley, select a gift that the NPC likes and place your cursor over them to give it to them. If you want to build a strong friendship or relationship with them, it’s good to start early as it takes time to get them to 10 hearts. Make sure to conversate with them everyday and continue giving them gifts.

Happy gifting!

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Hello Stardew enthusiasts! I'm Yamna, your freelance aficionado in the enchanting world of pixelated agriculture. Delve into my game guides, where strategies sprout like digital crops, and mysteries unfold amidst pixelated landscapes. Join me on this expedition, where each guide is a compass navigating you through the art of farming in Stardew Valley. Let's cultivate a vibrant story together, where every tip is a twist and every harvest is a triumph!

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