To increase your friendship level with other villagers including the possibility of marrying them, you should give them a gift. Gifts can include appropriate responses to the villagers as well as helping them in their quests. You will learn more about gift-giving through this Stardew Valley gifts guide.
Universal Stardew Valley Gifts with Tips and Tricks
Villagers can receive two gifts per week, except for one gift each on their birthday. Gifts that you give on birthdays will have an 8x boosted effective rate, so choose wisely on the gifts.
- Considering each heart has 250 friendship points, if you give a loved gift on a birthday you will get instant 640 points! Almost 2.5 hearts.
- Each heart – 250 friendship points
- Loved gift – +80
- Birthday Boost – 8x
- Which comes to 640 points.
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Some gifts have universal appeal to every villager. These gifts are known as Universals.
Universals apply to all villages, but there are exceptions.
These universals are
Few villagers have at least one exception to these lists. Like a prismatic shard loved by all the villagers except for Hailey, giving her will have negative consequences, Rabbit’s foot is loved by all villagers except penny.
Stardew Valley Universal Gifts
Below is the guide for each universal category
These items are very difficult to find and have +80 heart points
- Golden Pumpkin
After arriving at the festival, head to the north until you see a sign with a question mark on it. To the left of the sign proceed through the bushes, then move north into a cave. Make your way east and then south, until you find the golden pumpkin inside the treasure chest.
You can obtain this during the Night Market Festival.
- Magic Rock Candy
You can obtain this by donating 90 items to the museum and it is edible! Or when dropped by haunted skills. You can purchase this also from the desert trader every Thursday for 3 prismatic shards.
- Prismatic Shard
It is considered to be one of the rarest items in the game which you can obtain from fishing, mining, treasure chests, monster drops, treasure rooms in the skull cavern, or the statue of true perfection.
- Rabbits Foot
As the name suggests, it is obtained from a rabbit with sufficient mood, friendship, and daily luck. You can purchase from traveling cart (occasionally) 1695-2825g or drop by serpents in the skull cavern.
Universal Likes | Stardew Valley Gifts
Liked gifts are comparatively easy to get and they will earn you +45 points
- All Artisan Goods (Excluding void mayo and oil)
- All Cooking (Excluding Bread, Fried Egg, Seafoam Pudding and Strange Bun)
- All Flowers (Excluding Poppy)
- All Foraged Minerals (Excluding Quartz)
- All Fruit Tree Fruits
- All Gems ( except prismatic shard which is universally loved )
- All Vegetable (Excluding Tea leaves, Hops, Unmilled Rice and Wheat)
- Life Elixir
- Maple Syrup
If you are looking to romance and marry Leah, you just need to buy salad from Gus at 220g a pop, by doing this you can even marry her within 1 year. Salad stronk!
If you want to increase your friendship or heart points, The simplest universal likes to the farm are pomegranates or apples. You have to plant that by your first summer to get its full amount. These are guaranteed likes.
Universal Neutrals | Stardew Valley Gifts
Most of the villagers are not so sure about this, and this gets you +20 points only.
- Duck Feather
- Fried Egg
- Nautilus Shell
- Rainbow Shell
- Squid Ink
- Sweet Gem Berry
- Tea Leaves
Universal Dislikes | Stardew Valley Gifts
Nobody likes these gifts, and these gifts will cost you -20 points
- All Building Materials: Battery packs, fiber, clay, hardwood, stone, and wood.
- All crafted floors and paths
- All Bombs
- All fences
- All Fertilizer
- All Fish (excluding carp, clam, and snails)
- All Geode minerals
- All Geodes
- All seeds.
- All Sprinklers
- All Tackle
- Cave Carrot
- Misc. Mined/Metal Goods — Bone Fragment, Cinder Shard, Coal, Copper Bars, Gold Bars, Gold Ore, Iridium Bars, Iridium Ore, Iron Bars, and Refined Quartz
- Field Snack
- Oak Resin
- Pine Tar
- Solar Essence
- Spring Onion
- Tea Set
- Unmilled Rice
- Void Egg
- Void Essence
- Wheat Flour
Universal Hates | Stardew Valley Gifts
Avoid giving these items, it will prompt a hate dialogue and it will reduce points by 40.
- All Artifacts
- All Bait
- All Monster Loot (Excluding Solar Essence and Void Essence which is disliked)
- All Trash (excluding Driftwood which is disliked)
- Artifact Trove
- Bug Steak
- Copper Ore
- Crab Pot
- Dragon Tooth
- Drum Block
- Energy Tonic
- Error Item
- Explosive Ammo
- Fairy Dust
- Flute Block
- Grass Starter
- Green Algae
- Iron Ore
- Journal Scrap
- Monster Musk
- Muscle Remedy
- Oil of Garlic
- Radioactive Bar
- Radioactive Ore
- Rain Totem
- Red Mushroom
- Sea Urchin
- Seafoam Pudding
- Secret Note
- Slime Egg (any color)
- Strange Bun
- Treasure Chest
- Void Mayonnaise
- Warp Totem: Beach
- Warp Totem: Desert
- Warp Totem: Farm
- Warp Totem: Island
- Warp Totem: Mountains
- White Algae
That is it from us! This mostly all that you need to know about the Universals in Stardew Valley. If you love the article make sure to leave your valuable feedback in the comment box below.