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Every Character’s Favorite Gifts in Stardew Valley

Get closer to your fellow villagers.

There are 45 characters in Stardew Valley to befriend. Having to remember 45 different peoples’ likes and dislikes can be hard to track, so you’ll want to narrow it down to their favorite gifts. If you give a character a gift they love, they’ll respond with a speech bubble with a heart inside it.

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Giving characters that they love will increase their relationship with you the most. Giving them this kind of gift on their birthday will score you eight times the amount of points it normally would which provides a giant boost in your relationship. Giving something a gift on the Feast of the Winter Star will also increase your relationship significantly, with the points being multiplied by five. So, whether you’re trying to woo your favorite character into marrying you or you’re going for the Popular achievement/trophy, these are the items that you’ll want to give each villager in Stardew Valley.

Universally Loved Gifts

There are five universally loved gifts in the game that 43 characters adore, with Haley and Penny being the exception to this as they both hate a different item on this list. So, if you find these items or manage to craft them and don’t need them for crafting or any quests, feel free to give them to one of the villagers. These items are:

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

The Bachelors’ Favorite Gifts in Stardew Valley

CharacterFavorite Gifts
AlexComplete Breakfast, Salmon Dinner
ElliotCrab Cakes, Duck Feather, Lobster, Pomegranate, Squid Ink, Tom Kha Soup
HarveyCoffee, Pickles, Super Meal, Truffle Oil, Wine
SamCactus Fruit, Maple Bar, Pizza, Tigerseye
SebastianFrozen Tear, Obsidian, Pumpkin Soup, Sashimi, Void Egg
ShaneBeer, Hot Pepper, Pepper Poppers, Pizza

The Bachelorettes’ Favorite Gifts in Stardew Valley

CharacterFavorite Gifts
AbigailAmethyst, Banana Pudding, Blackberry Cobbler, Chocolate Cake, Pufferfish, Pumpkin, Spicy Eel
EmilyAmethyst, Aquamarine, Cloth, Emerald, Jade, Ruby, Survival Burger, Topaz, Wool
HaleyCoconut, Fruit Salad, Pink Cake, Sunflower
LeahGoat Cheese, Poppyseed Muffin, Salad, Stir Fry, Truffle, Vegetable Medley, Wine
MaruBattery Pack, Cauliflower, Cheese Cauliflower, Diamond, Gold Bar, Iridium Bar, Miner’s Treat, Pepper Poppers, Radioactive Bar, Rhubarb Pie, Strawberry
PennyDiamond, Emerald, Melon, Poppy, Poppyseed Muffin, Red Plate, Roots Platter, Sandfish, Tom Kha Soup

The Villagers’ Favorite Gifts in Stardew Valley

CharacterFavorite Gifts
CarolineFish Taco, Green Tea, Summer Spangle, Tropical Curry
ClintAmethyst, Aquamarine, Artichoke Dip, Emerald, Fiddlehead Risotto, Gold Bar, Iridium Bar, Jade, Omni Geode, Ruby, Topaz
DemetriusBean Hotpot, Ice Cream, Rice Pudding, Strawberry
DwarfAmethyst, Aquamarine, Emerald, jade, Lemon Stone, Omni Geode, Ruby, Topaz
EvelynBeet, Chocolate Cake, Diamond, Fairy Rose, Stuffing, Tulip
GeorgeFried Mushroom, Leek
GusDiamond, Escargot, Fish Taco, Orange, Tropical Curry
JasFairy Rose, Pink Cake, Plum Pudding
JodiChocolate Cake, Crispy Bass, Diamond, Eggplant Parmesan, Fried Eel, Pancakes, Rhubarb Pie, Vegetable Medley
KentFiddlehead Risotto, Roasted Hazelnuts
KrobusDiamond, Iridium Bar, Pumpkin, Void Egg, Void Mayonnaise, Wild Horseradish
LeoDuck Feather, Mango, Ostrich Egg, Poi
LewisAutumn’s Bounty, Glazed Yams, Green tea, Hot Pepper, Vegetable Medley
LinusBlueberry Tart, Cactus Fruit, Coconut, Dish O’ the Sea, Yam
MarnieDiamond, Farmer’s Lunch, Pink Cake, Pumpkin Pie
PamBeer, Cactus Fruit, Glazed Yams, Mead, Pale Ale, Parsnip, Parsnip Soup, Pina Colada
PierreFried Calamari
RobinGoat Cheese, Peach, Spaghetti
SandyCrocus, Daffodil, Mango Sticky Rice, Sweet Pea
VincentCranberry Candy, Ginger Ale, Grape, Pink Cake, Snail
WillyCatfish, Diamond, Iridium Bar, Mead, Octopus, Pumpkin, Sea Cucumber, Sturgeon
WizardPurple Mushroom, Solar Essence, Super Cucumber, Void Essence

Universally Disliked Gifts in Stardew Valley

Here are all of the universally disliked gifts in Stardew Valley:

  • All Artifacts
  • All Bombs
  • All Crafted Floors & Paths
  • All Fences
  • All Fertilizer
  • All Fish
  • All Geode Minerals
  • All Geodes
  • All Seeds (Fruit Tree Saplings, Tea Saplings, Acorns, Maple Seeds, and Pine Cones included)
  • All Sprinklers
  • All Tackle
  • Battery Packs
  • Bone Fragment
  • Cave Carrot
  • Clay
  • Cinder Shard
  • Coal
  • Copper Bars
  • Driftwood
  • Fiber
  • Field Snack
  • Gold Bars
  • Gold Ore
  • Hardwood
  • Iridium Bars
  • Iridium Ore
  • Iron Bards
  • Jack-O-Lantern
  • Oak Resin
  • Oil
  • Pine Tar
  • Qi Fruit
  • Refined Quartz
  • Rice
  • Solar Essence
  • Spring Onion
  • Stone
  • Tea Set
  • Unmilled Rice
  • Vinegar
  • Void Egg
  • Void Essence
  • Wheat Flour
  • Wood

Please note that there ar e exceptions:

  • Clam is universally neutral
  • Carp and Snails are universally hated

And here are the exceptions per character:

CharacterLovesLikesNeutralHates
AbigailPufferfishClay
ClintGold Bar, Iridium Bar, Omni GeodeCopper Bar, Iron BarCoal, Gold Ore, Iridium Ore, Refined Quartz
DemetriusAll Fish (except Carp & Snail)
DwarfLemon Stone, Omni GeodeAll Artifacts, Cave CarrotSolar Essence, Void Essence
ElliottLobsterOctopus, SquidAll Other Fish (except Carp & Snail)Sea Cucumber
EvelynAll Fish, Clay
GeorgeClay
HaleyAll Fish, Clay
HarveySpring Onion
JasClay
KrobusIridium Bar, Void EggGold Bar
LeahDriftwood, Spring OnionVoid Egg
LeoAll FishOil, Unmilled Rice
LinusSpring OnionAll Fish (except Carp & Snail)
MarnieClay
MaruBattery Pack, Gold Bar, Iridium BarCopper Bar, Iron Bar, Oak Resin, Pine Tar
PamAll Fish (except Carp, Octopus, Snail & Squid)Octopus, Squid
PennySandfishAll Artifacts
PierreAll Fish
RobinHardwood
SamTigerseyeMetal Goods
SebastianObsidian, Void EggFlounderAll Fish (except Flounder, Carp & Snail)Clay
VincentClay
WillyCatfish, Iridium Bar, Octopus, Sea Cucumber, SturgeonGold Bar, Lingcod, Tiger TroutAll Other Fish (except Carp & Snail)
WizardSolar Essence, Void Essence, Super CucumberAll Geode Minerals

Universally Hated Gifts in Stardew Valley

Here are all of the universally hated gifts in Stardew Valley:

  • Bait: All types
  • Fossils: All types
  • Monster Loot
  • Trash
  • Artifact Trove
  • Bug Steak
  • Carp
  • Copper Ore
  • Crab Pot
  • Dragon Tooth
  • Drum Block
  • Energy Tonic
  • Error Item
  • Explosive Ammo
  • Fairy Dust
  • Flute Block
  • Grass Starter
  • Green Algae
  • Golden Coconut
  • Hay
  • Iron Ore
  • Journal Scrap
  • Monster Musk
  • Muscle Remedy
  • Oil of Garlic
  • Poppy
  • Qi Seasoning
  • Radioactive Bar
  • Radioactive Ore
  • Rain Totem
  • Red Mushroom
  • Sap
  • Sea Urchin
  • Seafoam Pudding
  • Seaweed
  • Secret Note
  • Slime Egg (all colors)
  • Snail
  • Strange Bun
  • Sugar
  • Torch
  • Treasure Chest
  • Void Mayonnaise
  • Warp Totem: Beach, Desert, Farm, Island, Mountains
  • White Algae

However, there are exceptions to these universal dislikes. Solar Essence and Void Essence are just disliked, not hated. Driftwood is also just disliked. There are some others, but they are character specific:

CharacterLovesLikesDislikes
AbigailSugar
KrobusVoid MayonnaiseSeafoam Pudding
LeahSeaweed
LeoDragon Tooth, Sea Urchin
MarnieSeaweed
MaruRadioactive BarRadioactive Ore
PennyPoppyRed Mushroom
SamJoja ColaSeaweed
ShaneSeaweed
VincentSnails
WillySeafoam Pudding
WizardSlime

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Kristi Jimenez is a Contributing Writer for Gamepur and has been covering video games since 2011 through Twitch and YouTube. She's also an indie game developer with multiple titles under her belt. Her interests outside of games include anime, creative writing, and musicals.