How to Make Friends in Stardew Valley: Talking and Gifts

Stardew Valley is an award-winning role-playing simulation video game that is out there, which engages you in various activities like farming, selling crops, crafting goods, making friends, and much more. The game has a heart meter, which counts the key feature of the game, friendships. It shows you how many people in the game how much likes you and satisfied with you.

The game allows players to build relationships with other non-player characters. Therefore marriages and friendships are the key features of Stardew Valley. You can start making friends by talking and giving gifts to them. Each individual in the games has like and dislike, all of them react differently to gifts. The gift that you will offer to them will be marked as horrible, bad, neutral, good, and great according to their likes and dislikes.

Giving the perfect suited gift for the NPC’s is very beneficial for increasing the strength of the friendship. If it’s their birthday, then you will have to give them proper gifts otherwise you will lose a friend. Moreover, if you are able to give good and great gifts to NPC’s then eventually hearts in the heart meter will increase so as to your friendship. Talking is also a major factor in this game; you will have to be consistent with them. You will have to talk daily with them, and you can gift them gifts once every day and twice a week.

How to Make Friends in Stardew Valley Talking and Gifts

How to Make Friends in Stardew Valley: Talking and Gifts

By simply talking and giving gifts, you will be able to make friends, but if you want to marry a villager, then it is best to know their favorites, therefore read further below to know which character likes what.

Abigail Friendship guide

Abigail Friendship guide

Abigail is the daughter of Pierre and Caroline. Her hobbies are hanging out in the graveyard and searching for frogs. In summer, she can be found on the bridge East of her father’s store.

Best gifts that Abigail will like are Amethyst, Blackberry Cobbler, Chocolate Cake, Golden Pumpkin, Pearl, Prismatic Shard, Pufferfish, Pumpkin, Rabbit’s Foot, and Spicy Eel.

Elliott Friendship guide

Elliott Friendship guide

Elliott is a writer and lives alone on the beach. He is romantic, and he has a love for poetry. He lives in a small cabin. You can find him walking to Pierre’s General store from his home.

Best gifts that Elliott will like are Crab Cakes, Duck Feather, Golden Pumpkin, Lobster, Pearl, Pomegranate, Prismatic Shard, Rabbit’s Foot, and Tom Kha Soup.

Alex Friendship guide

How to Make Friends in Stardew Valley: Talking and Gifts

Alex aspires to be a professional athlete, he spends time working out and at the spa. You can find him southwest from Pierre’s General Store, near ice cream stand in summer, and in the spa in winter.

Best gifts that Alex will like are Complete Breakfast, Golden Pumpkin, Pearl, Prismatic Shard, Rabbit’s Foot, and Salmon Dinner.

Emily Friendship guide

Emily is a blue-haired girl who works at Stardrop saloon. Her passion is to make her own gems, meditation, and clothing. She has a sister Haley. However, you can find her working at the Stardrop saloon after 4 PM.

Best gifts that Emily will like are Amethyst, Aquamarine, Cloth, Emerald, Golden Pumpkin, Jade, Pearl, Prismatic Shard, Rabbit’s Foot, Ruby, Survival Burger, Topaz and Wool.

Haley Friendship guide

How to Make Friends in Stardew Valley: Talking and Gifts
Haley, sister of Emily. She enjoys gardening, and photography also has a taste for luxury. You can find her near the  Community Center fountain or taking pictures by the river South of Marnie’s Ranch. In summer she can be found near the ice cream stand and museum.

Best Gifts that Haley will like are Coconut, Fruit Salad, Golden Pumpkin, Pearl, Pink Cake, Rabbit’s Foot, and Sunflower.

Harvey Friendship guide

Harvey Friendship guide

Harvey is a town doctor, spends much of his ti in working. You can find him in the town Clinic and in his apartment, which is also a clinic.

Best gifts that Harvey will like are Coffee, Golden Pumpkin, Pearl, Pickles, Prismatic Shard, Rabbit’s Foot, Super Meal, Truffle Oil, and Wine.

Leah Friendship guide

Leah Friendship guide

Leah is an artist, new to the Pelican town. She spends most of her time in sculpting and in taking a walk. You can find her near the Perre’s General store in the afternoon.

Best gifts that Leah will like are Goat Cheese, Golden Pumpkin, Pearl, Poppyseed Muffin, Prismatic Shard, Rabbit’s Foot, Salad, Stir Fry Truffle, Vegetable Medley and Wine.

Maru Friendship guide

Maru Friendship guide

Maru is the daughter of the town’s carpenter; she likes machinery and doing experiments. She works at the town clinic. You can find her sitting on the benches, near the saloon, or at the community center.

Best gifts that Maru will like are Battery Pack, Cauliflower, Cheese Cauliflower, Diamond, Gold Bar, Golden Pumpkin, Iridium Bar, Miner’s Treat, Pearl, Pepper Poppers, Prismatic Shard, Rabbit’s Foot, Rhubarb Pie, and Strawberry.

Penny Friendship guide

Penny is a modest girl, daughter of Pam. She spends time tutoring Jas and Vincent at the museum. You can find her in the museum on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, in summer, near the graveyard sitting on the town’s benches.

Best gifts that Penny will like are Diamond, Emerald, Golden Pumpkin, Melon, Pearl Poppy, Poppyseed Muffin, Prismatic Shard, Red Plate, Roots Platter, Sandfish and Tom Kha Soup.

Sam Friendship guide

Sam Friendship guide

Sam, who is thinking of starting a band, loves music, and his room is filled with musical instruments. You can find Sam near the 1Willow lane, or near the JojaMart on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Best gifts that Sam will like are Cactus Fruit, Golden Pumpkin, Maple Bar, Pearl, Pizza, Prismatic Shard, Rabbit’s Foot, and Tigerseye.

Sebastian Friendship guide

Sebastian is a loner, spends most of his time alone on the computer, occasionally he plays pool with his friends. He can be found at the night time walking around for a smoke.

Best gifts that Sebastian will like are Frozen Tear, Golden Pumpkin, Obsidian, Pearl, Prismatic Shard, Pumpkin Soup, Rabbit’s Foot, Sashimi, and Void Egg.

Shane Friendship guide

Shane is a Marine’s nephew. He suffers from depression and alcohol dependence. He doesn’t have any friends. You can find him working all day at the JojoMart. After work, he goes to Stardrop saloon.

Best gifts that Shane will like are Beer, Golden Pumpkin, Hot Pepper, Pearl, Pepper Poppers, Pizza, Prismatic Shard, and Rabbit’s Foot.


In the game Stardew Valley, you make friends and also marry them if you want. However, this is only possible if you are giving gifts that they like, and talking, interacting with them on a daily basis.

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