Ultimate Stardew Valley Gifts Guide

Got a bachelor/ bachelorette that you are going after in Stardew Valley and need to know what gifts to give them? Well, you are in luck! This Stardew Valley gift guide will let you know the best Stardew Valley gifts. (If you are looking for real life gifts for your Stardew Valley Fan, check out Gift Ideas for a Stardew Valley Fan post.)

Why are Stardew Valley Gifts Important?

Gifts are important because the right gifts can increase your hearts with the NPCs. The wrong gifts, however, will decrease the hearts with the NPCs. Gift giving is the fastest way to increase your status. Talking to them every day increases their status slowly. 

Keep in mind that you can only give the NPCs gifts twice a week. Also the gift earns more points if it is a loved item versus a liked item. Gifts are worth more on the NPCs birthdays as well. 

The reason why you would want to be friends with the NPCs is so that you can date/marry the bachelors/bachelorettes, receive items in the mail, gain access to services and quests and view heart events. In order to give someone a gift, make sure the gift is highlighted in your active bar and you can see your character holding the gift above their head.

Clues for Stardew Valley Gifts

Unlike My Time at Portia, it’s actually quite easy to figure out the NPCs favorite gifts in this game. Finding the secret notes is one way. Also, the NPCs will mention their friends’ or family’s favorite or least favorite items.

For instance, if you are friendly enough with Sebastian, he will tell you that Sam hates mayonnaise. 

The NPCs’ own dialogue can give you a hint too. Linus will tell you that he likes to find food in the wild and Leah says that you can find food to forage nearby her house and you can turn it into a salad. Also, their professions can be a hint as well. Robin is a carpenter and hates stone, for example. 

Stardew Valley Gift Guide

This Stardew Valley Gift Guide is made from information complied from my 3 different playthroughs and wiki as a resource for the universal Stardew Valley gifts. If you need to remember what gifts you gave them in the past that worked or learned from the NPCs and/or secret notes, you just go to the relationship tab and click on their portrait. 

You may want to try to get your romantic interest to be your partner at the first flower festival, so you will probably need to know this information now, rather than later. So here it is!

Universal Stardew Valley Gift

There are gifts in Stardew Valley that are universally loved, liked, tolerated, disliked, and hated. However, there are exceptions to these rules.

For example, everyone except for Sam hates Joja Cola. He actually likes it. 

According to the wiki, these are the best universal Stardew Valley gifts.

Universal loves:

  •  Golden Pumpkin
  •  Magic Rock Candy
  •  Pearl
  •  Prismatic Shard (Haley hates this)
  •  Rabbit’s Foot (Penny hates this)

Stardew Valley Universal likes:

  • Gems (Linus, Leah, and Pierre dislike all but diamond and prismatic Shard)
  • Vegetables (except Hops, Tea Leaves, Unmilled Rice, & Wheat. Haley, Jas, Sam and Vincent dislike all universal vegetables. Pierre hates corn and garlic. Jodi dislikes Garlic.)
  • Artisan Goods (except Void Mayonnaise and oil. Sebastian and Jas hates most Artisan Goods. Sam hates all mayonnaise)
  • Life Elixir
  • Maple Syrup
  • All Fruit Tree Fruit (Elloitt loves Pomegranate)
  • All Forged Minerals (except Quartz. Sam and Leah hate most forged minerals and Linus and Pierre hate all forged minerals.)
  • All Flowers (except Poppy. Sandy loves Sweet Pea and Crocus. Caroline loves Summer Spangle. Haley loves Sunflower. Jas loves Fairy Rose. Clint dislikes all flowers but Poppy)
  • All Cooking (except Bread, Strange Bun, Fried Egg, and Seafoam Pudding. However many people dislike and hate a lot of food dishes, so I would recommend just giving the NPCs ones that I mention below. )

If you need more detail on the universals, you can look at the wiki page. I posted the universals loves and likes in case you needed it. I prefer to stick with what I know works since the are so many exceptions to remember. Besides, who in the world is going to give away a prismatic shard anyway?

Below are the Stardew Valley gifts that I have given the NPCs.

 

Abigail

She is the daughter of Caroline and wants to on adventures.  Abigail loves:
  • Amethyst
  • Blackberry Cobbler
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Pumpkin
  • Spicy Eel
She likes:
  • Sweet Pea
  • Quartz (she mentions that she is hungry when you give her one.)

Alex

He is a very athletic person who wants to be a professional gridball player.  Alex loves: 
  • Complete Breakfast
  • Salmon Dinner.
He likes: 
  • Egg
  • Duck Egg
  • potato
  • Cauliflower

Caroline

She is the mother of Abigail. Caroline loves: 
  • Fish Taco
  • Summer Spangle
She likes:
  • Daffodil
  • Parsnip
  • Sweet Pea
  • Tea Leaves

Clint

He is the blacksmith who hates his job. Clint Loves:
  • Topaz
  • Amythest
  • Jade
  • Ruby
He Likes: 
  • Parsnip
  • Cauliflower
  • Potato

Demetrius

He is the father of Maru and a scientist. Demetrius loves:
  • Bean Hotpot
  • Rice Pudding
  • Strawberry
He likes: 
  • Spiceberry
  • Sweet Pea
  • Potato
  • Cauliflower

Dwarf

He is the only dwarf who lives at the mine entrance. Dwarf loves:
  • Amythest 
  • Jade
  • Ruby
  • Topaz
He likes:
  • Dwarf Scroll 1
  • Dwarf Scroll 2
  • Dwarf Scroll 3
  • Dwarf Scroll 4
  • Dwarvish Helmet
  • Dwarf Gadget

Elliott

He is the writer who lives on the beach. Elliott loves:
  • Pomegranate
  • Crab Cakes
  • Lobster
He likes:
  • Grape
  • Sweet Pea
  • Wild Plum
  • Blackberry
  • Bean Hotpot
  • Fairy Rose
  • Amethyst

Emily

She loves to make clothes and is a very creative person.  Emily loves:
  • Emerald
  • Aquamarine
  • Ruby
  • Amethyst 
  • Topaz
  • Jade
  • Wool
She likes:
  • Daffodil
  • Cauliflower
  • Sweet Pea

Evelyn

She is the grandmother of Alex. Evelyn loves:
  • Beet
  • Tulip
  • Fairy Rose
She likes:
  • Daffodil
  • Sweet Pea
  • Crocus
  • Earth Crystal
  • Potato
  • Summer Spangle

George

He is the grandfather of Alex. George loves:
  • Leek
  • Fried Mushroom
He loves:
  • Daffodil
  • Potato
  • Cauliflower
  • Parsnip

Gus

He is the Stardrop Saloon Owner. Gus loves:
  • Orange
  • Fish Taco
Gus likes:
  • Cauliflower
  • Mayonnaise
  • Daffodil
  • Potato
  • Fairy Rose

Haley

She is Emily’s sister and loves shopping. Haley loves: 
  • Pink Cake
  • Sunflower
She likes: 
  • Daffodil
  • Amythest
  • Fairy Rose
  • Summer Spangle

Harvey

The only doctor in town. Harvey loves:
  • Pickles
  • Coffee
He likes:
  • Dandelion
  • Sweet Pea
  • Spring Onion
  • Daffodil

Jas

She is Shane’s Godchild. Jas loves:
  • Pink Cake
  • Fairy Rose
  • Plum Pudding
She likes:
  • Sweet Pea
  • Tulip
  • Summer Spangle

Jodi

She is Sam’s and Vincent’s Mom. Jodi loves:
  • Pancakes
  • Crispy Bass
  • Eggplant Parmesan 
She likes:
  • Parsnip
  • Cauliflower
  • Bok Choy
  • Sweet Pea
  • Potato
  • Summer Spangle

Kent

He is Sam’s and Vincent’s dad. Kent loves:
  • Roasted Hazelnuts
  • Fiddlehead Risotto
He likes:
  • Daffodil
  • Salmonberry
  • Cherry
  • Potato
  • Orange

Krobus

He is the shadow person who lives in the sewer.  Krobus loves:
  • Iridium Bar
  • Void Mayonnaise
  • Void Egg
He likes:
  • Seafoam Pudding
  • Quartz

Lewis

He is the Mayor of Pelican Town. Lewis Loves:
  • Hot pepper
  • Autumn’s Bounty
  • Glazed Yams
He likes:
  • Cauliflower
  • Potato
  • Summer Spangle

Linus

He lives in a tent in the mountains to be one with nature.  Linus loves: 
  • Coconut
  • Cactus Fruit
He likes:
  • Daffodil
  • Wild Horseradish
  • Leek
  • Spring Onion
  • Dandelion
  • Grape
  • Salmonberry

Marnie

She owns the ranch. Marnie loves:
  • Diamond
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Farmer’s Lunch
She likes:
  • Potato
  • Fairy Rose
  • Cauliflower

Maru

She is the daughter of Demetrius and a tinkerer.  Maru loves:
  • Diamond
  • Pepper Poppers
  • Gold Bar
  • Iridium Bar
  • Strawberry
  • Battery Pack
  • Cauliflower
She likes: 
  • Sweet Pea
  • Crocus
  • Quartz
  • Amythest

Pam

She is the bus driver and Penny’s mom. Pam loves:
  • Parsnip
  • Glazed Yams
  • Beer
  • Mead
  • Pale Ale
She likes: 
  • Sweet Pea
  • Potato
  • Cauliflower
  • Daffodil

Penny

She is the teacher in Pelican Town and Pam’s daughter. Penny loves:
  • Emerald
  • Poppy
  • Melon
  • Tom Kha Soup
She likes:
  • Dandelion
  • Sweet Pea
  • Potato
  • Parsnip
  • Cauliflower

Pierre

He owns the general store. Pierre loves:
  • Fried Calamari
He likes:
  • Daffodil
  • Dandelion
  • Parsnip
  • Sweet Pea
  • Potato
  • Fairy Rose

Robin

She is the mother of Maru and Sebastian. Robin loves: 
  • Goat Cheese
  • Peach
She likes:
  • Potato
  • Fairy Rose
  • Cauliflower

Sam

The brother of Vincent. He dreams of having his own band. Sam loves:
  • Pizza
  • Cactus Fruit
He Likes: 
  • Joja Cola
  • Egg
  • Duck Egg
  • Sweet Pea

Sandy

She owns the store in the desert. Sandy loves: 
  • Daffodil
  • Crocus
  • Sweet Pea
She likes:
  • Quartz
  • Cherry
  • Grape
  • Blackberry

Sebastian

He is Robin’s Son. Sebastian loves:
  • Sashimi
  • Pumpkin Soup
  • Frozen Tear
He likes:
  • Quartz
  • Earth Crystal

Shane

He is Marnie’s nephew. Shane loves:
  • Pizza
  • Pepper poppers
  • beer
  • Hot peppers
He likes:
  • Egg
  • Duck Egg
  • Potato
  • Cauliflower
  • Parsnip

Vincent

He is Sam’s brother. Vincent Loves:
  • Cranberry Candy
  • Pink Cake
He likes:
  • Daffodil
  • Fairy Rose
  • Summer Spangle

Willy

He is the fisherman who owns the bait shop. Willy loves:
  • Mead
  • Catfish
  • Sturgeon
He likes:
  • Trout Soup
  • Potato
  • Cauliflower
  • Parsnip

Wizard

He is the only wizard in the forest. Wizard Loves:
  • Solar Essense
  • Void Essense
He likes:
  • Potato
  • Quartz
  • Parsnip
  • CauliflowerS

That’s all the Stardew Valley Gifts

Ready to woo your romantic interest with presents or have Krobus become your roommate by showering him with presents? After knowing the best Stardew Valley gifts, you should be. 

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