VILLAGERS IN STARDEW VALLEY
The fact is that in Stardew Valley, there are various NPCs, and you need to build relationships with all of them. There are no limitations in building relationships. You can be best friends with one NPC and at the same time argue with another one.
In the bottom right corner of the icon of every NPC, you can see the specific amount of hearts. These hearts are indicators of the friendship between you and the villagers. Generally, the more hearts you have, the stronger your relationships are. And as a result, you will get more benefits from friendship.
However, building a solid friendship is not so simple. To have excellent relationships with NPCs, you need to spend a lot of time and attention on this or that person. Also, there is a limitation. The maximum number of hearts that you can have is 10. If you have 10 hearts with a villager, he will become your best friend and will not require much attention. At the same time, there is a specific type of villagers that can have only 8 friend-hearts.
HOW GIFTS WORK IN STARDEW VALLEY – GIFTS GUIDE
After learning the basics, you need to find out how to improve your friendship. It will not only make the game more exciting, but it will be beneficial for you as well. If you are good with other people, they will make excellent offers and give you presents.
One of the best ways to improve a friendship with an NPC is to give him or her a present. However, the problem is that it is pretty hard to find out what gift to choose to not make a mistake. Every NPC has his or her favourite and hated present. So, if you give a villager an item that he or she does not like, you will significantly worsen relationships.
To make sure you avoid making mistakes, here’s a table describing all gifts that villagers like and hate. It is one of the most helpful things you can use in Stardew Valley.
|Universals||N/A||Golden Pumpkin, Magic Rock Candy, Pearl, Prismatic Shard, Rabbit’s Food||N/A|
|Alex||Summer 13||Complete Breakfast, Salmon Dinner||Salmonberry, Holly, Quartz|
|Elliott||Fall 05||Crab Cakes, Duck Feather, Lobster, Pomegranate, Squid Ink, Tom Kha Soup, All Fruit, Octopus, Squid||All Milk, All Mushrooms, Daffodil, Dandelion, Ginger, Hazelnut, Holly, Leek, Pizza, Snow Yam|
|Harvey||Winter 14||Coffe, Pickles, Super Meal, Truffle Oil, Wine||Blueberry tart, Bread, Cheese, Chocolate cake, Cookie, Cranberry Sause, Goat Cheese, Pink Cake, Pizza, Rhubard Pie|
|Sam||Summer 17||Cactus Fruit, Maple Bar, Pizza, Tigerseye||All Mushrooms, All vegetables, Daffodil, Dandelion, Ginger, Hazelnut, Holly, Leek, Quartz, Salmonberry, Snow Yam, Winter Root|
|Sebastian||Winter 10||Frozen Tear, Obsidian, Pumpkin Soup, Sashimi, Void Egg||Clay, Complete Breakfast, Farmer’s Lunch, Omelet|
|Shane||Spring 20||Beer, Hot Pepper, Pepper Poppers, Pizza||Pickles, Quartz, Daffodil, Dandelion, Ginger, Hazelnut, Holly, Leek|
|Abigail||Fall 13||Amethyst, Banana Pudding, Blackberry Cobbler, Chocolate Cake, Pufferfish, Pumpkin, Spicy Eel||Clay, Holly|
|Emily||Spring 27||Amethyst, Aquamarine, Cloth, Emerald, Jade, Ruby, Survival Burger, Topaz, Wool||Fish Taco, Holly, Maki Roll, Salmon Dinner, Sashimi|
|Haley||Spring 14||Fruit Salad, Coconut, Pink Cake, Sunflower||All Fish, Clay, Prismatic Shard, Wild Horseradish|
|Leah||Winter 23||Goat Cheese, Poppyseed Muffin, Salad, Stir Fry, Truffle, Vegetable Medley, Wine||Bread, Hashbrowns, Pancakes, Pizza, Void Egg|
|Maru||Summer 10||Battery Pack, Cauliflower, Cheese cauliflower, Diamond, Gold Barm, Iridium Bar, Miner’s Treat, Pepper Poppers, Radioactive Bar, Rhubarb Pie, Strawberry||Holly, Honey, Pickles, Snow Yam, Truffle|
|Penny||Fall 02||Diamond, Emerald, Melon, Poppy, Poppyseed Muffin, Red Plate, Roots Platter, Sandfish, Tom Kha Soup||Beer, Grape, Holly, Hops, Mead, Pale Ale, Pina Colada, Rabbit’s Foot, Wine|
|Caroline||Winter 07||Fish Taco, Green Tea, Summer Spangle, Tropical Curry||Quartz, Salmonberry|
|Clint||Winter 26||Amethyst, Aquamarine, Artichoke Dip, Emerald, Fiddlehead Risotto, Gold Bar||Holly|
|Demetrius||Summer 19||Bean Hotpot, Ice Cream, Rice Pudding, Strawberry||Holly, Quartz|
|Dwarf||Summer 22||Amethyst, Aquamarine, Emerald, Jade, Lemon Stone, Omni Geode, Ruby, Topaz||No hated gifts|
|Evelyn||Winter 20||Beet, Chocolate Cake, Diamond, Fairy Rose, Stuffing, Tulip||All Fish, Clam, Coral, Garlic, Holly, Maki Roll|
|George||Fall 24||Fried Mushroom, Leek||Clay, Dandelion, Holly, Quartz|
|Jas||Summer 04||Fairy Rose, Rink Cake, Plum Pudding||All Artisan Goods, Clay, Wild Horseraddish, Triple Shot Espresso|
|Gus||Summer 08||Diamond, Escargot, Fish Taco, Orange, Tropical Curry||Coleslaw, Holly, Quartz|
|Kent||Spring 04||Fiddlehead Risotto, Roasted Hazelnuts||All Milk, Holly, Sashimi, Tortilla, Algae Soup|
|Krobus||Winter 01||Diamond, Iridium Bar, Pumpkin, Void Egg, Void Mayonnaise, Wild Horseradish||No hated gifts|
|Jodi||Fall 11||Chocolate Cake, Crispy Bass, Diamond, Eggplant Parmesan, Friend Eel, Pancakes||Daffodil, Dandelion, Spice Berry|
|Leo||Summer 26||Duck Feather, Mango, Poi||Beer, Holly, Hops, Mead, Morel, Oil, Pale Ale, Wine|
|Linus||Winter 03||Coconut, Yam, Blueberry Tart||No hated gifts|
|Lewis||Spring 07||Glazed Yams, Green Tea, Hot Pepper||Holly, Quartz|
|Marnie||Fall 18||Diamond, Farmer’s Lunch, Pink Cake, Pumplin Pie||Clay, Holly|
|Pam||Spring 18||Beer, Cactus Fruit, Mead, Pale Ale, Parsnip, Parsnip Soup||Holly, Octopus, Squid|
|Pierre||Spring 26||Fried Calamari||All Fish, Corn, Garlic, Tortilla|
|Robin||Fall 21||Goat Cheese, Peach, Spaghetti||Holly|
|Sandy||Fall 15||Crocus, Daffodil, Sweet Pea||Holly|
|Vincent||Spring 10||Grape, Ginger Ale, Pink Cake||Clay, All Artisan Goods|
|Willy||Summer 24||Catfish, Diamond, Iridium Bar, Mead, Octopus, Pumpkin, Sturgeon||None|
|Wizard||Winter 17||Solar Essence, Purple Mushroom, Super Cucumber||None|
Every NPC likes and hates different Stardew Valley gifts, and to build a strong friendship, you need to pay attention to what you give to another person. For instance, you certainly can’t give them clay and expect them to be thankful!
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