What Does Penny Like in Stardew Valley?


Since Penny is one of the most popular characters in the whole Stardew Valley game, there is no way we wouldn’t talk about what she likes and dislikes.

Due to her role in the game, we will also go over the main aspects of her life and how you can befriend her. This could be very beneficial for you if you are considering her as a candidate for marriage since she is one of the characters who is available for that.

Read more about Penny and her preferences in this guide below:

What Should You Know About Stardew Valley?

Before we jump to talking about her likes and dislikes, let’s quickly go over what you need to know about this character.

Penny’s Family

If you have been playing for a while, then you already know that Penny lives with her mom Pam. you can find their house in the eastern part of the town. It’s a little trailer that the two of them share. 

Pam is also a very interesting character, so don’t forget her in the game! These two have a lot of interesting stories, so try to dedicate a bit of time to them.

Stardew Penny’s Closest Friends

When it comes to friends, Penny is usually seen with Maru and Sam. Fun fact, there are a lot of jokes and the game about how Penny has a crush on Sam. This gossip can be seen in the game many times. For example, if you don’t invite Sam or Penny to the Flower dance, then they will attend it together.

Now that you know this information about Penny, you are on the right track when it comes to becoming friends with her.

Let’s take a look at what Penny likes in Stardew Valley, what would be a great gift, and what you should keep away from her.

What Gifts Does Penny Like in Stardew Valley?

Just like any other NPC, Penny likes and dislikes some items in the game. If you remember at least one item that she loves, then you have a good chance at improving your friendship (or even relationship!)

The Best Gifts for Penny

There are quite a lot of things that Penny likes in Stardew Valley. If you’d like to improve your friendship, here’s what could be useful:

  • Diamond
  • Emerald
  • Melon
  • Poppy
  • Poppyseed muffin
  • Red plate
  • Roots platter
  • Sandfish
  • Tom Kha soup
  • Dandelion
  • Leek

If you can’t get your hands on a diamond, just try to find some of the regular items on this list! She is not that picky, so just try to give her one of the many items above.

The Worst Gifts for Penny

Then again, there are some items that Penny doesn’t like in Stardew Valley. Some of them include:

  • Algae soup
  • Duck feather
  • Pale broth
  • Purple mushroom
  • Quartz
  • Red mushroom
  • Salmonberry
  • Wool
  • Beer
  • Grapes
  • Holly
  • Hops
  • Mead
  • Pale ale
  • Pina Colada
  • Rabbit’s Foot
  • Wine

That’s quite an extensive list, but it’s crucial to remember these items (at least a few) if you don’t want to make a big mistake!

Becoming Friends with Stardew Valley Penny

Penny could be a great friend in Stardew Valley, so don’t forget to give her a gift or two in a while. You can also give her a gift on her birthday, which is the 2nd of Fall. Giving her a gift on her birthday is a great idea because that is when the gift will have a much stronger effect on your friendship (8 times stronger!). 

Penny is also one of the characters who you can marry in Stardew Valley. She is often considered to be one of the best bachelorettes in Pelican Town. Just like other candidates, Penny will create something new in your house once she moves in. For instance, she will start to taking care of a small garden right behind the farm.

Don’t worry, she will still keep her usual hobbies and activities even if she moves in.  for example, she will still go to work at the Museum

Now you not only know what Penny likes in Stardew Valley, but you are also ready to befriend her in the game. 

If you are also interested in guides about other characters, then here is what you can take a look at: 

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