Stardew Valley: Best Gifts for Penny

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Building relationships with the townsfolk in Stardew Valley is an essential aspect of the game’s immersive gameplay. Among the residents of Pelican Town is a kind-hearted and book-loving villager named Penny. She is an NPC that captures the hearts of many players, to the point that some are willing to marry her.


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Whether players aim to deepen their friendship with Penny or romance her and win her affection, the perfect gifts will make all the difference. As with other NPCs in Stardew Valley, players can give Penny up to two gifts per week, and one more on her birthday, which takes place on Fall 2.

Updated on April 17, 2024, by Ashely Claudino: Gamers can talk to the various villagers in Pelican Town to build a friendship. However, this only increases their relationship with the player slightly. Players who want to bond faster can do so by giving villagers presents. Loved and liked gifts will work particularly fast. This guide has been updated and now includes tables to make it easier for players to navigate through it.

Penny’s Loved Gifts

penny reaction after receiving a gift stardew valley

The best way to get more hearts with a villager in Stardew Valley is to get them items they love. Penny enjoys all universal loves (except Rabbit’s Foot) as well as the following items:

Penny’s Unique Loves

How to get

Players can find Diamons in the mines, generally inside nodes which spawn after floor 50

Players can find Emeralds inside nodes in the mines

Gamers can purchase Melon seeds from Pierre’s during Summer

Gamers can purchase Poppy seeds from Pierre’s during Summer

Fish in the pond in the desert to between 6 AM and 8 PM for a chance to catch Sandfish

Cook with these ingredients:

  • 1 Poppy
  • 1 Wheat Flour
  • 1 Sugar

Cook with these ingredients:

Cook with these ingredients:

  • 1 Cave Carrot
  • 1 Winter Root

Cook with these ingredients:

  • 1 Coconut
  • 1 Shrimp
  • 1 Common Mushroom

Penny’s Liked Gifts

If players are having too much trouble gathering some of Penny’s loved gifts, they might want to consider giving her something she likes instead – this will still boost their friendship status, even if not as drastically.

Penny enjoys all universal likes except Algae Soup, Beer, Mead, Pale Ale, Pale Broth, Piña Colada, and Wine. On top of this, gamers can gift her any type of milk or artifact and she will be quite content. Penny also likes Dandelions and Leeks, which can be foraged during Spring.

Penny’s Disliked and Hated Gifts

Penny’s Favorite Gifts starde valley

There are quite a few items that players should avoid giving to Penny, as she will hate them and the player will simply lose resources. Here is a list of what gamers should not give Penny in Stardew Valley:

  • Universal dislikes (except those mentioned above)
  • Universal hates (except those mentioned above)
  • Salmonberry
  • Grape
  • Holly
  • Hops
  • Wool
  • Algae Soup
  • Pale Broth
  • Mead
  • Pale Ale
  • Wine
  • Piña Colada
  • Beer
  • Duck Feather
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Red Mushroom
  • Quartz
  • Rabbit’s Foot

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Stardew Valley

February 26, 2016


RPG , Simulation

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