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.
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
- Cooked Items
- 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.
|Villager||Gifts They Like||Gifts They Love||Birthday|
|Abigail||Crocus, Blueberry, Tulip, and Sweet Pea||Blackberry Cobbler, Amethyst, Chocolate Cake, Pumpkin, Pufferfish, Spicy Eel, Prismatic Shard, and Rabbit’s Foot||Fall 13|
|Alex||Crocus, Corn, Eggs, Kale, Potato, Green Bean, Sweet Pea, Parsnip, and Tulip||Prismatic Shard, Complete Breakfast, Rabbit’s Foot, and Salmon Dinner||Summer 13|
|Caroline||Corn, Blue Jazz, Eggplant, Fairy Rose, Crocus, Parsnip, Tomato, and Radish||Rabbit’s Foot, Fish Taco, Prismatic Shard, and Summer Spangle||Winter 7|
|Clint||Iron Bar, Copper Bar, Tomato, and Parsnip||Artichoke Dip, Emerald, Aquamarine, Fiddlehead Risotto, Iridium Bar, Gold Bar, Ruby, Omni Geode, Rabbit’s Foot, and Prismatic Shard.||Winter 26|
|Demetrius||Parsnip, Hot Pepper, Corn, and Purple Mushroom||Ice Cream, Rice Pudding, Bean Hotpot, Prismatic Shard, Rice Pudding, Rabbit’s Foot, and Strawberry||Summer 19|
|Dwarf||Dwarvish Helm, Dwarf Scroll I-IV, and Dwarf Gadget||Aquamarine, Jade, Amethyst, Emerald, Omni Geode, Topaz, Prismatic Shard, Rabbit’s Foot, and Ruby||Summer 22|
|Elliott||Squid, Parsnip, Octopus, and Tulip||Duck Feather, Crab Cakes, Lobster, Tom Kha Soup, Prismatic Shard, Pomegranate, and Rabbit’s Foot||Fall 5|
|Emily||Parsnip, Daffodil, and Crocus||Aquamarine, Jade, Amethyst, Cloth, Wool, Emerald, Ruby, Prismatic Shard, Rabbit’s Foot, and Survival Burger||Spring 27|
|Evelyn||Crocus, Sweet Pea, Daffodil, Baked Fish, and Summer Spangle||Diamond, Tulip, Beets, Rabbit’s Foot, Chocolate Cake, Fairy Rose, Prismatic Shard, and Stuffing||Winter 20|
|George||Daffodil||Lee, Fried Mushroom, and Rabbit’s Foot||Fall 24|
|Gus||Tulip, Kale, Cauliflower, Parsnip, and Potato||Rabbit’s Foot, Orange, Diamond, Fish Taco, and Escargot||Summer 8|
|Haley||Daffodil, Tulip, Crocus, and Sweet Pea||Sunflower, Rabbit’s Foot, Coconut, Pink Cake, and Fruit||Spring 14|
|Harvey||Blueberry, Corn, Wild Plum, Blackberry, Melon, Bok Choy, Daffodil, Duck Egg, Duck Feather, Goat Milk, Potato, Grape, Parsnip, Purple Mushroom, and Strawberry||Wine, Super Meal, Truffle Oil, Coffee, Pickles, Lobster Bisque, Prismatic Shard, and Rabbit’s Foot||Winter 14|
|Jas||Tulip, Daffodil, Crocus, Coconut, and Sweet Pea||Plum Pudding, Rabbit’s Foot, Pink Cake, and Fairy Rose||Summer 4|
|Jodi||Parsnip, Fruits, Eggs, Milk, and Sweet Pea||Crispy Bass, Fried Eel, Vegetable Medley, Chocolate Cake, Diamond, Pancakes, Prismatic Shard, Eggplant Parmesan, Rabbit’s Foot, and Vegetable Medley||Fall 11|
|Kent||Eggs, Sweet Pea, Fruits, Daffodil, and Parsnip||Roasted Hazelnuts, Rabbit’s Foot, Fiddlehead Risotto, and Prismatic Shard||Spring 4|
|Krobus||Gold Bars||Diamond, Void Eggs, Pumpkin, Iridium Bars, Wild Horseradish, Prismatic Shard, and Rabbit’s Foot||Winter 1|
|Leah||Morel, Crocus, Holly, Chanterelle, Cheese, and Common Mushroom||Poppyseed Muffin, Goat Cheese, Vegetable Medley, Prismatic Shard, Rabbit’s Foot, Salad, Wine, and Stir Fry||Winter 23|
|Lewis||Parsnip, Corn, Blueberry, Cactus Fruit, and Coconut||Rabbit’s Foot, Hot Pepper, Autumn’s Bounty, and Glazed Yams||Spring 7|
|Linus||Vegetables, Fruits, Eggs, Chanterelle, Milk, Common Mushroom, and Corn||Yam, Prismatic Shard, Rabbit’s Foot, Blueberry Tart, Coconut, Cactus Fruit, and Dish of the Sea||Winter 3|
|Marnie||Parsnip, Sweet Pea, Corn, Blue Jazz, Garlic, Eggs (not Void), and Milk||Rabbit’s Foot, Pink Cake, Diamond, Farmer’s Lunch, and Pumpkin Pie||Fall 18|
|Maru||Yam, Parsnip, Iron Bar, Amaranth, Copper Bar, Crocus, and Eggplant||Rabbit’s Foot, Strawberry, Rhubarb Pie, Iridium Bar, Gold Bar, Cheese Cauliflower, Battery Pack, Cauliflower, Diamond, Miner’s Treat, and Prismatic Shard||Summer 10|
|Pam||Crocus, Sweet Pea, Blackberry, and Milk||Glazed Yams, Rabbit’s Foot, Beer, Pale Ale, Cactus Fruit, Parsnip, and Parsnip Soup,||Spring 18|
|Penny||Sweet Pea, Tulip, Corn, Leek, Dandelion, Parsnip, and Sunflower||Tom Kha Soup, Sandfish, Red Plate, Diamond, Melon, Emerald, Poppy, and Roots Platter||Fall 2|
|Pierre||Tulip, Sweet Pea, Potato, Eggplant, Blue Jazz, Cauliflower, Eggs, Green Beans, Eggplant, and Parsnip||Rabbit’s Foot and Fried Calamari||Spring 26|
|Robin||Tulip, Sweet Pea, Blue Jazz, and Crocus||Spaghetti, Rabbit’s Foot, Peach, Goat Cheese, and Prismatic Shard||Fall 21|
|Sam||Egg and Joja Cola||Rabbit’s Foot, Prismatic Shard, Pizza, Cactus Fruit, Maple Bar, and Tigerseye||Summer 17|
|Sandy||Fruit||Sweet Pea, Prismatic Shard, Crocus, Daffodil, and Rabbit’s Foot||Fall 15|
|Sebastian||Tomato, Pumpkin, Cauliflower, Potato, and Parsnip||Void Eggs, Sashimi, Frozen Tear, Rabbit’s Foot, Obsidian, Pumpkin Soup, and Prismatic Shard||Winter 10|
|Shane||Sweet Pea, Green Bean, Blue, Fruit, Jazz, Eggs, Corn, and Fairy Rose||Rabbit’s Foot, Pizza, Beer, Hot Pepper, and Pepper Poppers||Spring 20|
|Vincent||Daffodil, Crocus, Clam, and Coconut||Rabbit’s Foot, Pink Cake, Cranberry Candy, and Grape||Spring 10|
|Willy||Tulip, 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 Octopus||Summer 24|
|Wizard||Thunder Egg, Esperite, Amaranth, Parsnip, and Blue Jazz||Void Essence, Solar Essence, Purple Mushroom, Rabbit’s Foot, and Prismatic Shard||Winter 17|
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.
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.