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Gift Giving Guide

Gift Giving Tips

Loved gifts increase the relationship level by +80, liked gifts increase it by +45 and neutral gifts (not covered in this article) increase it by +20.

This guide isn't exhaustive, there are minor nuances that are ignored for simplicity's sake. Read the official wiki if you're interested in those cases.

Recommended Gifts

Some gifts are liked or loved by virtually all Villagers are referred to as Universal Loves and Universal Likes.

Daffodil is a great gift during your first Spring. Amethyst and Diamond are generally speaking a very good gift; I strongly recommend saving a few of them and use a few Crystalarium to give yourself a constant supply of gems for gift giving -- both of these gems are loved by a lot of villagers.

Universal Loves -- The only Universal Love that is reliably farmable is the Rabbit's Foot so it may be worth upgraded a Coop and investing in some Rabbits for the purpose of gift giving:

Universal Likes -- There are a ton of exceptions to likes, so you'll have to read the wiki or figure it out through trial and error:

Dateable Villagers

Bachelors Birthday Loved Gifts Liked Gifts
Alex Summer 13 Complete Breakfast, Salmon Dinner All Eggs (except Void Egg)
Elliot Fall 05 Crab Cakes, Duck Feather, Lobster, Pomegranate, Squid Ink, Tom Kha Soup All Fruit (except Salmonberry), Octopus, Squid
Harvey Winter 15 Coffee, Pickles, Super Meal, Truffle Oil, Wine Duck Egg, Duck Feather, Goat Milk, Quartz
Sam Summer 17 Cactus Fruit, Maple Bar, Pizza, Tigerseye All Eggs (except Void Egg), Joja Cola
Sebastian Winter 10 Frozen Tear, Obsidian, Pumpkin Soup, Sashimi, Void Egg Flounder, Quartz
Shane Spring 20 Beer, Hot Pepper, Pepper Poppers, Pizza All Eggs (except Void Egg), All Fruit
Bachelorettes Birthday Loved Gifts Liked Gifts
Abigail Fall 13 Amethyst, Banana Pudding, Blackberry Cobbler, Chocolate Cake, Pufferfish, Pumpkin, Spicy Eel Quartz
Emily Spring 27 Amethyst, Aquamarine, Cloth, Emerald, Jade, Ruby, Survival Burger, Topaz, Wool Daffodil, Quartz
Haley Spring 14 Coconut, Fruit Salad, Pink Cake, Sunflower Daffodil
Leah Winter 23 Goat Cheese, Poppyseed Muffin, Salad, Stir Fry, Truffle, Vegetable Medley, Wine All Eggs, All Fruit, All Milk, Seasonal Foraged Food
Maru Summer 10 Battery Pack, Cauliflower, Cheese Cauliflower, DIamond, Gold Bar, Iridium Bar, Miner's Treat, Pepper Poppers, Radioactive Bar, Rhubarb Pie, Strawberry Copper Bar, Iron Bar, Oak Resin, Pine Tar, Quartz, Radioactive Ore
Penny Fall 02 Diamond, Emerald, Melon, Poppy, Poppyseed Muffin, Red Plate, Roots Platter, Sandfish, Tom Kha Soup All Artifacts, All Milk, Dandelion, Leek

Other Villagers

Villager Birthday Loved Gifts Liked Gifts
Caroline Winter 07 Fish Taco, Green Tea, Summer Spangle, Tropical Curry Daffodil, Tea Leaves
Clint Winter 26 Amethyst, Aquamarine, Artichoke Dip, Emerald, Fiddlehead Risotto, Gold Bar, Iridium Bar, Jade, Omni Geode, Ruby, Topaz Copper Bar, Iron Bar
Demetrius Summer 19 Beat Hotpot, Ice Cream, Rice Pudding, Strawberry All Eggs (except Void Egg), All Fruit, Purple Mushroom
Dwarf Summer 22 Amethyst, Aquamarine, Emerald, Jade, Lemon Stone, Omni Geode, Ruby, Topaz All Artifacts, Cave Carrot, Quartz
Evelyn Winter 20 Beet, Chocolate Cake, Diamond, Fairy Rose, Stuffing, Tulip All Milk
George Fall 24 Fried Mushroom, Leek Daffodil
Gus Summer 08 Diamond, Escargot, Fish Taco, Orange, Tropical Curry Daffodil
Jas Summer 04 Fairy Rose, Pink Cake, Plum Pudding Coconut, Daffodil
Jodi Fall 11 Chocolate Cake, Crispy Bass, Diamond, Eggplant Parmesan, Fried Eel, Pancakes, Rhubarb Pie, Vegetable Medley All Eggs (except Void Egg), All Fruit (except Spice Berry), All Milk
Kent Spring 04 Fiddlehead Risotto, Roasted Hazelnuts All Eggs (except Void Egg), All Fruit, Daffodil
Krobus Winter 1 Diamond, Iridium Bar, Pumpkin, Void Egg, Void Mayonnaise, Wild Horseradish Gold Bar, Quartz, Seafoam Pudding
Leo Summer 26 Duck Feather, Mango, Ostrich Egg, Poi Dragon Tooth, Nautilus Shell, Quartz, Rainbow Shell, Sea Urchin, Spice Berry
Lewis Spring 07 Autumn's Bounty, Glazed Yams, Green Tea, Hot Pepper, Vegetable Medley Blueberry, Cactus Fruit, Coconut
Linus Winter 03 Blueberry Tart, Cactus Fruit, Coconut, Dish O' The Sea, Yam All Eggs (except Void Egg), All Milk, All Fruit, Seasonal Foraged Food
Marnie Fall 18 Diamond, Farmer's Lunch, Pink Cake, Pumpkin Pie All Eggs (except Void Egg), All Milk, Quartz
Pam Spring 18 Beer, Cactus Fruit, Glazed Yams, Mead, Pale Ale, Parsnip, Parsnip Soup, Piña Colada All Fruit, All Milk, Daffodil
Pierre Spring 26 Fried Calamari All Eggs (except Void Egg), All Milk, Daffodil, Dandelion
Robin Fall 21 Goat Cheese, Peach, Spaghetti All Milk, All Fruit, Hardwood, Quartz
Sandy Fall 15 Crocus, Daffodil, Mango Sticky Rice, Sweet Pea All Fruit, Goat Milk, Quartz, Wool
Vincent Spring 10 Cranberry Candy, Ginger Ale, Grape, Pink Cake, Snail Coconut, Daffodil
Willy Summer 24 Catfish, Diamond, Iridium Bar, Mead, Octopus Pumpkin, Sea Cucumber, Sturgeon Gold Bar, Lingcod, Quartz, Seafoam Pudding, Tiger Trout
Wizard Winter 17 Purple Mushroom, Solar Essence, Super Cucumber, Void Essence All Geode Minerals, Quartz

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