Stardew Valley Characters Guide

Stardew Valley Characters Guide

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One of the main attractions of Stardew Valley is the complex character development and the relationships between the characters! There is a lot to know and learn about each character, particularly when choosing your potential partner.

Never fear, I have you covered! Below you will find a list of the eligible men and women within Stardew Valley, so you can make the perfect choice for you!

Eligible Bachelors

Alex

Alex

  • Family: He is the Grandson of Evelyn and George
  • Career: No permanent job but runs the Ice Cream Stand in the summer
  • Birthday: 13th of Summer
  • Lives: South of Pierre’s store with his Grandmother and Grandfather
  • Frequents: Spa, Beach, Ice cream stand
  • Key Characteristics: Jock/Sporty/Arrogant

Although the ages of the characters in Stardew Valley are not exclusively stated, Alex is a relatively young man. Alex is known as a sporty person and often states that he has dreams to become an athlete someday.

He lives at home with his Grandmother Evelyn and Grandfather George. If you pursue Alex you will learn more about his mother and father, but for the sake of spoilers, I won’t include that here.

If a jock is your type of guy, then Alex might be a good choice for you! In order to pursue anyone in Stardew Valley, you must work on your relationship (visualized by the amount of hearts you have with them) by regularly interacting with them and giving them gifts.

If you want to track down Alex in Spring you can find him hanging around outside his house with his grid ball, however, he does not leave his house until 8 am like many other characters in the game.

In Summer Alex frequents the beach during the morning but in the afternoon moves to the ice cream stand beside the library and works from here. In Winter Alex spends a lot of time at the Spa, but if you cannot find him here your next bet is at his house.

Although all characters in Stardew Valley have a general schedule per season, there are occasions where their schedule is different such as when they have appointments at the medical center. Alex’s appointment is on the 16th of Summer.

Once you have tracked down Alex, you need to interact with him to improve your relationship. It also helps to give him gifts that he likes or loves! It can be hard to find out by experimenting with gifts, so here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Alex (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • A complete Breakfast
  • Salmon Dinner

Likes

  • Eggs (But NOT Void eggs)

Dislikes

  • Salmonberry
  • Wild Horseradish

Hates

  • Quartz
  • Holly

As you get to know Alex, there are certain things you need to do to progress your relationship meter with him.

  • Two hearts; Visit Alex on the beach in the Summer
  • Four hearts; See Alex in the Town Square between 9 am and 4 pm
  • Five and six hearts; Go into Alex’s house while he is home
  • Eight hearts; Visit Alex on the beach
  • Ten hearts; After receiving a letter from Alex asking him to meet you, meet him in the Saloon between 7 pm and 10 pm
  • Fourteen hearts; On your second year onwards, go outside between 6 am and 8 20 am with 5,000 coins available

Elliot

Elliott

  • Family: None
  • Career: None
  • Birthday: 5th of Fall
  • Lives: In a Cabin on the beach
  • Frequents: Beach, Forest, Library
  • Key Characteristics: Poet/Romantic/Dreamer

Although the ages of the characters in Stardew Valley are not exclusively stated, Elliot is another relatively young man. Elliot is known as a starving artist and writer and often states that he has dreams to become an author someday. He lives alone in his Cabin.

If a romantic starving artist is your type of guy, then Elliot might be a good choice for you!

If you want to track down Elliot in Spring you can find him hanging around outside his house on the Beach or the Bridge. In Summer Elliot spends a lot of time in the Forest. In Fall and Winter Elliot spends most of his time in the Library.

Although all characters in Stardew Valley have a general schedule per season, there are occasions where their schedule is different such as when they have appointments at the medical center. Elliot’s appointment is on the 9th of Summer.

Once you have tracked down Elliot, it helps to give him gifts that he likes or loves! Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Elliot (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Crab Cake
  • Lobster
  • Duck Feather
  • Squid Ink
  • Pomegranate
  • Tom Kha Soup

Likes

Dislikes

  • Milk
  • Chanterelle and Common Mushrooms
  • Daffodil
  • Purple Mushrooms
  • Magma Cap
  • Dandelions
  • Wild Horseradish
  • Pizza
  • Ginger
  • Winter Root
  • Snow Yam
  • Hazelnut
  • Holly
  • Leak
  • Morel

Hates

  • Amaranth
  • Sea Cucumber
  • Quartz
  • Salmonberry

As you get to know Elliot, there are certain things you need to do to progress your relationship meter with him.

  • Two hearts; Visit Elliot at his Cabin
  • Four hearts; Visit the Saloon while Gus is there between 3 pm and 10 pm
  • Six hearts; Visit Elliot at his Cabin
  • Eight hearts; Visit Elliot at the Museum after receiving a letter between 1 pm and 7 pm
  • Ten hearts; Visit the Beach between 7 am and 1 pm when it is not raining
  • Fourteen hearts; Go outside between 6 am and 3 pm when there are no festivals in the coming eight days

Harvey

Harvey

  • Family: None
  • Career: Medical Professional
  • Birthday: 14th of Winter
  • Lives: Above the Clinic
  • Frequents: Clinic, Saloon
  • Key Characteristics: Professional/Mellow/Kind

Although the ages of the characters in Stardew Valley are not exclusively stated, Harvey is approximately a middle-aged man. Harvey is known as an upstanding member of the community while being professional and quiet. He lives alone above his Clinic.

If a studious, kind, and quiet professional is your type of guy, then Harvey might be a good choice for you!

If you want to track down Harvey in Spring you can find him at the Clinic or the Park. In Summer Harvey frequents the Clinic and the Fountain. In Fall Harvey can be found at the Clinic or at the bridge, in Winter Harvey spends a lot of time at the Clinic and the Saloon.

Once you have tracked down Harvey, it helps to give him gifts that he likes or loves! Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Harvey (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Coffee
  • Super Meal
  • Truffle Oil
  • Pickles
  • Wine

Likes

  • Wild Horseradish
  • Chanterelle
  • Leek
  • Common Mushroom
  • Daffodil
  • Duck Egg
  • Hazelnut
  • Duck Feather
  • Ginger
  • Goat Milk
  • Holly
  • Dandelion
  • Magma Cup
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Quartz
  • Morel
  • Snow Yam
  • Spring Onion
  • Winter Root

Dislikes

  • Bread
  • Hash browns
  • Blueberry Tart
  • Goat Cheese
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Pizza
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Fried Mushroom
  • Glazed Yams
  • Cheese
  • Ice Cream
  • Pancakes
  • Pink Cake
  • Rhubarb Pie
  • Rice Pudding
  • Cookie

Hates

  • Spice Berry
  • Nautilus Shell
  • Coral
  • Salmonberry
  • Rainbow Shell

As you get to know Harvey, there are certain things you need to do to progress your relationship meter with him.

  • Two hearts; Visit George’s house while he is home
  • Four hearts; Visit the Clinic while Harvey is there
  • Six hearts; Visit the General Store between 11 am and 3 pm
  • Eight hearts; Visit the Clinic
  • Ten hearts; After receiving the letter, visit the railroad between 9 am and 5 pm
  • Fourteen hearts; Between 8 pm and Midnight enter an upgraded Farmhouse

Sam

Sam

  • Family: Kent is his father, Jodi is his mother, and Vincent is his brother
  • Career: Joja Mart employee
  • Birthday: 17th of Summer
  • Lives: North of the river
  • Frequents: Saloon, Museum, Beach, Woods
  • Key Characteristics: Musical/Outgoing

Sam is a young man similar to the ages of Alex and Elliot. Sam is passionate about music and plays both the guitar and the drums, who has hopes of someday being in a band. He lives at home with this mum, dad, and brother. If a musical, and ambitious person is your type of guy, then Sam might be a good choice for you!

If you want to track down Sam in Spring you can find him at home or near Mayor Lewis’s house. In Summer Sam can be found at home or near the beach. In Fall Sam can be found at home or the Forest and in Winter Sam can be found at home or the Saloon. Sam’s medical appointment is on the 11th of Fall.

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Sam (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Tigers eye
  • Maple Bar
  • Cactus Fruit
  • Pizza

Likes

  • Joja Cola

Dislikes

  • Chanterelle
  • Wild Horseradish
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Common Mushrooms
  • Daffodil
  • Ginger
  • Holly
  • Leek
  • Magma Cup
  • Morel
  • Hazelnut
  • Quartz
  • Salmonberry
  • Dandelion
  • Seaweed
  • Snow Yam
  • Winter Root

Hates

  • Coal
  • Iron Bar
  • Iridium Bar
  • Gold Ore
  • Copper Bar
  • Pickles
  • Duck Mayonnaise
  • Gold Bar
  • Iridium Ore
  • Mayonnaise
  • Refined Quartz

As you get to know Sam, there are certain things you need to do to progress your relationship meter with him.

  • Two hearts; Visit Sam’s house while he is home
  • Three hearts; Visit the Beach between 7 am and 3 pm in your first year in Spring, Summer, or Fall
  • Four hearts; Visit Sam’s house while he is home
  • Six hearts; Visit the town between noon and 4 pm
  • Eight hearts; Sam visits you at home
  • Ten hearts; Between 8 pm and Midnight visit the town after receiving a letter from Sam
  • Fourteen hearts; Between 6:10 am and 5 pm visit the upgraded farmhouse

Sebastian

Sebastian

  • Family: Robin is his mother, Demetrius is his Step Father and Maru is his Half-Sister
  • Career: None
  • Birthday: 10th of Winter
  • Lives: In the Carpenter shop
  • Frequents: Saloon, Lake,
  • Key Characteristics: Moody/Introverted/Loner

Sebastian is a young man similar to the ages of Alex, Sam, and Elliot. Sebastian is extremely introverted and spends most of his time alone in his room on his computer.

If introverted gamer guys are your type of guy, then Sebastian might be a good choice for you!

If you want to track down Sebastian in Spring, Summer, and Winter you can find him at home or near the lake. In Fall Sebastian can be found at the lake. In Winter he can be found at home or the Saloon. Sebastian’s medical appointment is on the 4th of Summer.

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Sebastian (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Void Egg
  • Frozen Tear
  • Pumpkin Soup
  • Sashimi
  • Obsidian

Likes

  • Quartz
  • Flounder

Dislikes

  • Chanterelle
  • Wild Horseradish
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Common Mushrooms
  • Daffodil
  • Ginger
  • Holly
  • Leek
  • Magma Cup
  • Morel
  • Hazelnut
  • Salmonberry
  • Dandelion
  • Snow Yam
  • Winter Root

Hates

  • Clay
  • Farmers Lunch
  • Omelet
  • Complete Breakfast

As you get to know Sebastian, there are certain things you need to do to progress your relationship meter with him.

  • Two hearts; Visit Sebastian’s house while he is home
  • Four hearts; Visit the Mountains between 11 am and 5 pm
  • Six hearts; Visit Sebastian’s room while he is there
  • Eight hearts; Visit the Beach between noon and 11 pm
  • Ten hearts; Visit the Mountains between 8 pm and Midnight
  • Fourteen hearts; Visit the Mountains between 6 am and 7 pm

Shane

Shane

  • Family: Marnie is his Aunt and Jas is his Goddaughter
  • Career: Joja Mart employee
  • Birthday: 20th of Spring
  • Lives: With Marnie south of your Farm
  • Frequents: Joja Mart, Saloon
  • Key Characteristics: Unhappy/Troubled/

Shane is a young man similar to the ages of Alex, Sam, Sebastian, and Elliot. Shane is extremely troubled and has a dark storyline, but as you get to know him he opens up. If a troubled, mysterious guy is your type of guy, then Shane might be a good choice for you!

If you want to track down Shane in Spring and Winter you can find him at the Joja Mart or the Saloon. In Summer he can be found at home or the Saloon. In Fall Shane can be found at the store or Saloon. Shane’s medical appointment is on the 4th of Summer.

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Shane (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Pizza
  • Hot Pepper
  • Beer
  • Pepper Poppers

Likes

  • All Eggs
  • All Fruit

Dislikes

  • Chanterelle
  • Wild Horseradish
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Common Mushrooms
  • Daffodil
  • Ginger
  • Holly
  • Leek
  • Magma Cup
  • Morel
  • Hazelnut
  • Salmonberry
  • Dandelion
  • Snow Yam
  • Seaweed
  • Winter Root

Hates

  • Quartz
  • Pickles

As you get to know Shane, there are certain things you need to do to progress your relationship meter with him.

  • Two hearts; Visit the Forest between 8 pm and midnight
  • Four hearts; Visit Marnie’s ranch while Shane is home
  • Six hearts; Visit the Forest between 9 am and 8 pm on a wet day
  • Eight hearts; Visit Marnie’s ranch while Shane is home
  • Ten hearts; Leave home before 6 30 am and head to the bus stop between 4 pm and 6 pm
  • Fourteen hearts; Visit the town between 8 am and 5 pm Monday – Thursday and Saturday – Sunday

Eligible Bachelorettes

Abigail

Abigail

  • Family: Daughter of Pierre and Caroline
  • Career: None
  • Birthday: 13th of Fall
  • Lives: In Pierre’s store with her mum and dad
  • Frequents: Bridge, Graveyard
  • Key Characteristics: Mystical/Spooky/Alternative

Abigail is a young woman of a similar age to Alex, Sam, Sebastian, and Elliot. Abigail is fun and alternative, which a passion for all things witchy and spooky.

If a mystical and alternative girl is your type, then Abigail might be a good choice for you!

If you want to track down Abigail, in Spring you can find her at the Store or the Bridge. In Summer you can find Abigail at the train, the lake, and the Mountain. In Fall you can find her at the Store, the Beach, the Bus Stop, the Graveyard, and Library. In Winter you can find her at the Store, Graveyard, and Wizards Tower. Abigail’s medical appointment is on the 4th of Spring.

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Abigail (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Amethyst
  • Spicy Eel
  • Pufferfish
  • Pumpkin
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Banana Pudding
  • Blackberry Cobbler

Likes

  • Quartz

Dislikes

  • Wild Horseradish
  • Sugar

Hates

  • Holly
  • Clay

As you get to know Abigail, there are certain things you need to do to progress your relationship meter with her.

  • Two hearts; Visit the General Store while Abigail is there Monday- Friday or Sunday
  • Four hearts; Between noon and 7 pm visit the Mountains when it is dry in Spring, Summer, or Fall
  • Six hearts; Visit the Town between 9 pm and midnight when it is dry
  • Eight hearts; After receiving a letter in the post-visit the General Store between 8 pm and 10 pm
  • Ten hearts; After giving Abigail a bouquet, between 5 pm and midnight visit the Quarry
  • Fourteen hearts; Between the hours of 6 10 am and 5 pm visit the Backwoods

Emily

Emily

  • Family: Sister to Haley
  • Career: Works in the Saloon
  • Birthday: 27th of Spring
  • Lives: In the Town beside Jodi with her sister Haley
  • Frequents: Saloon, Pierre’s,
  • Key Characteristics: Artsy/Creative/Spiritual

Emily is a young woman of similar age to Abigail and Alex and Sam. Emily is very creative and enjoys making all of her own clothes. If a kind, creative and hard-working girl is your type, then Emily might be a good choice for you!

If you want to track down Emily, throughout all seasons she can be found in the Saloon, at home, and in Pierre’s. Emily’s medical appointment is on the 11th of Winter.

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Emily (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Cloth
  • Emerald
  • Jade
  • Amethyst
  • Aquamarine
  • Survival Burger
  • Ruby
  • Wool
  • Topaz

Likes

  • Quartz
  • Daffodil

Dislikes

  • Spicy Eel
  • Rice Pudding
  • Ice Cream
  • Salmonberry
  • Fried Eel

Hates

  • Sashimi
  • Maki Roll
  • Fish Taco
  • Holly
  • Salmon Dinner

As you get to know Emily, there are certain things you need to do to progress your relationship meter with her.

  • Two hearts; Visit Emily’s house while she is home
  • Four hearts; Visit Town on a sunny day in Spring, Summer or Fall
  • Six hearts; Visit Emily’s house while she is home
  • Eight hearts; After receiving a letter in the post, visit the Mayors home
  • Ten hearts; After receiving a letter in the post, visit the Secret Woods after 10 pm the same day
  • Fourteen hearts; Between the hours of 5 am and 8 20 am leave the Farmhouse

Haley

Haley

  • Family: Sister to Emily
  • Career: None
  • Birthday: 14th of Spring
  • Lives: In the Town beside Jodi with her sister Emily
  • Frequents: River, Fountain, Beach
  • Key Characteristics: Self-centered/Shallow/Spoiled

Haley is a young woman of a similar age to Abigail and Emily. Although Haley is initially rude, spoiled, and direct she opens up over time. Haley is often initially described as shallow due to her care for her looks, she develops over time.

If a girly girl is your type, then Haley might be a good choice for you!

If you want to track down Haley in Spring she can be found by the River and the Fountain. In Summer she can be found at the Beach and the Ice Cream Stand. In Fall Haley can be found at the River and Fountain. While in Winter she can be found mostly at home or the Fountain. Haley’s medical appointment is on the 9th of Winter.

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Haley (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Sunflower
  • Pink Cake
  • Fruit Salad
  • Coconut

Likes

  • Daffodil

Dislikes

  • Chanterelle
  • Common Mushroom
  • Dandelion
  • Ginger
  • Hazelnut
  • Holly
  • Leak
  • Magma Cup
  • Morel
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Quartz
  • Snow Yam
  • Winter Root

Hates

  • Wild Horseradish
  • Clay
  • Prismatic Stand

As you get to know Haley, there are certain things you need to do to progress your relationship meter with her.

  • Two hearts; Visit Haley’s house while she is home
  • Four hearts; Visit Haley’s house while she is home
  • Six hearts; Visit the Beach between 10 am and 4 pm in Spring, Summer, or Fall
  • Eight hearts; Visit the Forest between 10 am and 4 pm in Spring, Summer, or Fall
  • Ten hearts; Visit Haley’s house while she is home
  • Fourteen hearts; Visit the Town between 8 am and 3 pm when it is not raining, then between 6:20 am and 5 pm visit the Farmhouse. Lastly, visit the town with a chocolate cake between 6 am and 3 pm when it is not raining

Leah

Leah

  • Family: None
  • Career: None
  • Birthday: 23rd of Winter
  • Lives: In the Forest in her Cabin
  • Frequents: Saloon, River
  • Key Characteristics: Creative/Artistic/Kind

Leah is a young woman of a similar age to Abigail and Emily. Leah is kind, caring, polite, and creative. She makes sculptures and spends most of her time indoors creating.

If a creative and kind girl is your type, then Leah might be a good choice for you!

If you want to track down Leah in Spring she can be found by the River and the Forest. In Summer she can be found at the Beach and at home. In Fall Leah can be found at the River in town. While in Winter she can be found mostly at home or the Saloon. Leah’s medical appointment is on the 16th of Spring.

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Leah (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Wine
  • Salad
  • Stir Fry
  • Goat Cheese
  • Poppyseed Muffin
  • Truffle
  • Vegetable Medley

Likes

  • Chanterelle
  • Common Mushroom
  • Dandelion
  • Daffodil
  • Driftwood
  • Ginger
  • Hazelnut
  • Holly
  • Leak
  • Magma Cup
  • Morel
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Snow Yam
  • Winter Root
  • Wild Horseradish
  • Spring Onion

Dislikes

  • Tortilla
  • Survival Burger
  • Seaweed
  • Carp Surprise
  • Cookie
  • Ice Cream
  • Fried Egg
  • Pink Cake
  • Rice Pudding

Hates

  • Void Egg
  • Bread
  • Hash Browns
  • Pancakes
  • Pizza

As you get to know Leah, there are certain things you need to do to progress your relationship meter with her.

  • Two hearts; Visit Leah’s house while she is home
  • Four hearts; Visit Leah’s house while she is home
  • Six hearts; Visit the Forest when Leah is there in Spring, Summer or Fall
  • Eight hearts; After being invited to her show visit the Town between 3 pm and 5 pm
  • Ten hearts; Visit the Forest between 11 am and 4 pm in Spring, Summer, or Fall
  • Fourteen hearts; Leave your home between 5 am and 8 20 am in Spring, Summer or Fall Monday – Saturday

Maru

Maru

  • Family: Daughter to Demetrius and Robin, and half-sister to Sebastian
  • Career: Works at the Clinic
  • Birthday: 10th of Summer
  • Lives: In the Carpenter Shop
  • Frequents: Clinic, Bench, and the Lake
  • Key Characteristics: Smart/Hard Working/Curious

Maru is a young woman of a similar age to Abigail and Emily. Maru is intelligent and studious with a passion for science and nature and spends her free time enjoying the outdoors.

If a scientific and outdoorsy girl is your type, then Maru might be a good choice for you!

If you want to track down Maru in Spring and Fall she can be found at work or on the town benches. In Summer Maru can be found at work or by the Lake. In Winter Maru can be found at work or by the graveyard, or town benches.

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Maru (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Cauliflower
  • Battery Pack
  • Cheese Cauliflower
  • Gold Bar
  • Diamond
  • Iridium Bar
  • Pepper Poppers
  • Miner’s Treat
  • Rhubarb Pie
  • Radioactive Bar
  • Strawberry

Likes

  • Iron Bar
  • Copper Bar
  • Pine Tar
  • Oak Resin
  • Radioactive Ore
  • Quartz

Dislikes

  • Blackberry
  • Common Mushroom
  • Maple Syrup
  • Crystal Fruit
  • Salmonberry

Hates

  • Holly
  • Truffle
  • Snow Yam
  • Honey
  • Pickles

As you get to know Maru, there are certain things you need to do to progress your relationship meter with her.

  • Two hearts; Visit the Carpenter Shop while Maru is there
  • Four hearts; Visit the Clinic while Maru is there
  • Six hearts; Visit the Mountain between 9 pm and 11 40 pm on a sunny day
  • Eight hearts; Visit the Carpenter Shop while Maru is there
  • Ten hearts; Visit the Carpenter Shop between 9 am and 4 pm
  • Fourteen hearts; Enter your home between 6 10 am and 5 pm Monday – Saturday in Spring, Summer, or Fall. Then visit the Mountains between 10 pm and 1 am on a sunny day

Penny

Penny

  • Family: Daughter to Pam
  • Career: Tutor
  • Birthday: 2nd of Fall
  • Lives: In the Trailer
  • Frequents: Town, and Museum
  • Key Characteristics: Kind/Intelligent/Sensitive

Penny is a young woman of a similar age to Maru and Emily. Penny is extremely kind and spends her time tutoring some of the younger children. If a kind and a sensitive girl is your type, then Penny might be a good choice for you!

If you want to track down Penny in Spring she can be found at the Graveyard and the town benches and Library, Summer Penny can be found at the Library, and River. In Fall she can be found at the Graveyard, Saloon, or Library. In Winter Penny can be found in the Museum and the Community Centre. Penny has her annual check-up on the 4th of Winter.

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Penny (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Diamond
  • Emerald
  • Poppy
  • Melon
  • Red Plate
  • Poppyseed Muffin
  • Roots Platter
  • Tom Kha Soup
  • Sandfish

Likes

  • Leek
  • Dandelion
  • All Milk
  • All Artefacts

Dislikes

  • Duck Feather
  • Pale Broth
  • Quartz
  • Algae Soup
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Red Mushroom
  • Wool
  • Salmonberry

Hates

  • Grape
  • Beer
  • Holly
  • Mead
  • Hops
  • Wine
  • Rabbits Foot
  • Pale Ale
  • Pina Colada

As you get to know Penny, there are certain things you need to do to progress your relationship meter with her.

  • Two hearts; Visit the Town between 9 am and 2 pm on a Sunny day
  • Four hearts; Visit the Trailer while Penny is there
  • Six hearts; Visit the Trailer while Penny is there
  • Eight hearts; Visit the Forest between 9 am and 4 pm
  • Ten hearts; After receiving the letter, visit the Spa between 7 pm and Midnight
  • Fourteen hearts; Enter your home between 3 pm and 7 pm when Penny is home

Other Characters

There are characters within Stardew Valley that you can become close with but are unable to pursue romantically.

Caroline

Caroline

  • Family: Married to Pierre, Mother to Abigail
  • Career:
  • Birthday: 7th of Winter
  • Lives: In the General Store
  • Frequents: General Store, Town Square

If you want to track down Caroline most days she spends time at the General Store and town square. Although on Sundays she can be found around the Community Centre. While on Fridays she can be found at the Museum. Caroline has her annual check-up on the 25th of Fall.

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Caroline (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Green Tea
  • Fish Taco
  • Tropical Curry
  • Summer Spangle

Likes

  • Tea Leaves
  • Daffodil

Dislikes

  • Amaranth
  • Chanterelle
  • Common Mushroom
  • Duck Mayonnaise
  • Dandelion
  • Hazlenut
  • Ginger
  • Leek
  • Holly
  • Mayonnaise
  • Magma Cup
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Morel
  • Snow Yam
  • Winter Root
  • Wild Horseradish

Heart Events

  • Two hearts; Visit Caroline’s kitchen between 9 am and 5 pm on a dry day
  • Three hearts; Caroline sends you a recipe
  • Six hearts; Visit the Store while Caroline and Abigail are there
  • Seven hearts; Caroline sends you a recipe

Evelyn

Evelyn

  • Family: Married to George and Grandmother to Alex
  • Career: None
  • Birthday: 20th of Winter
  • Lives: South of the General Store
  • Frequents: Plants at the Town Square and her home

If you want to track down Evelyn most days she spends time at home with George or admiring the flowers in the Town, or inside the Community Centre. Store and town square. Evelyn has regular checkups on the 2nd of every month.

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Evelyn (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Chocolate Cake
  • Diamond
  • Beet
  • Stuffing
  • Fairy Rose
  • Tulip

Likes

  • Daffodil
  • All Milk

Dislikes

  • Quartz
  • Wild Horseradish

Hates

  • Trout Soup
  • Spiced Berry
  • Spicy Eel
  • Salmonberry
  • Sashimi
  • Maki Roll
  • Garlic
  • Holly
  • Coral
  • Fried Eel
  • Clay
  • Clam

Heart Events

  • Four hearts; Visit Evelyn at home
  • Seven hearts; Evelyn sends you a recipe

Jas

Jas

  • Family: Niece to Marnie, and Goddaughter to Shane
  • Career: None
  • Birthday: 4th of Summer
  • Lives: Marnie’s Ranch
  • Frequents: Home, Park

If you want to track down Jas most days she spends time in the Forest, at home, and in the park. Jas has her check up on the 18th of Winter

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Jas (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Fairy Rose
  • Plum Pudding
  • Pink Cake

Likes

  • Daffodil
  • Coconut

Dislikes

  • All Eggs
  • Chanterelle
  • Common Mushroom
  • Dandelion
  • Ginger
  • Hazlenut
  • Holly
  • Leek
  • Magma Cup
  • Morel
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Quartz
  • Snow Yam
  • Winter Root

Heart Events

  • Eight hearts; Visit the Forest in Spring between 6 am and 5 pm

Jodi

Jodi

  • Family: Married to Kent, Mother to Sam and Vincent
  • Career: None
  • Birthday: 11th Fall
  • Lives: West of the Town Square
  • Frequents: Town Square, Store

If you want to track down Jodi she can be found at the Store or Town Square, or Joja Mart. Jodi has her check-up on the 18th of Spring.

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Jodi (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Vegetable Medley
  • Pancakes
  • Rhubarb Pie
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Fried Eel
  • Diamond
  • Crispy Bass
  • Chocolate Cake

Likes

  • All Eggs
  • All Fruit
  • All Milk

Dislikes

  • Chanterelle
  • Common Mushroom
  • Garlic
  • Dandelion
  • Ginger
  • Hazlenut
  • Holly
  • Leek
  • Magma Cup
  • Morel
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Quartz
  • Snow Yam
  • Wild Horseradish
  • Winter Root

Hates

  • Spice Berry
  • Dandelion
  • Daffodil

Heart Events

  • Two hearts; Enter Jodi’s room
  • Three Hearts; Jodi sends you a recipe
  • Four Hearts; Leave your home between 6 am and 9 30 am on a Monday
  • Seven Hearts; Jodi sends you a recipe

Marnie

Marnie

  • Family: Aunt to Jas and Shane
  • Career: Runs the Ranch
  • Birthday: 18th Fall
  • Lives: Marnie’s Ranch
  • Frequents: Ranch and Saloon

If you want to track down Marnie she can be found at the Store, Ranch, or Saloon. Marnie has her check-up on the 18th of Fall.

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Marnie (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Pink Cake
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Diamond
  • Farmers Lunch

Likes

  • Quartz
  • All Eggs
  • All Milk

Dislikes

  • Wild Horseradish
  • Seaweed
  • Salmonberry

Hates

  • Holly
  • Clay

Heart Events

  • Three hearts; Leave your home between 6 30 am and 9 30 am
  • Six Hearts; Visit the Town between 7 pm and 11 pm
  • Seven Hearts; Marnie sends you a recipe

Pam

 Pam

  • Family: Mother to Penny
  • Career: Bus Driver
  • Birthday: 18th Spring
  • Lives: Trailer
  • Frequents: Saloon

If you want to track down Pam she can be found at the Joja Mart, Saloon, and Bus Stop. Pam has her check-up on the 25th of Spring.

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Pam (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Beer
  • Cactus Fruit
  • Pale Ale
  • Glazed Yams
  • Mead
  • Parsnip
  • Parsnip Soup
  • Pina Colada

Likes

  • All Milk
  • Daffodil

Dislikes

  • All Eggs
  • Quartz
  • Wild Horseradish

Hates

  • Squid
  • Octopus
  • Holly

Heart Events

  • Three hearts; Pam sends you a recipe
  • Seven Hearts; Pam sends you a recipe
  • Nine Hearts; Visit Pam’s house four days or more after the Community Centre is complete

Robin

Robin

  • Family: Married to Demetrius, Mother to Maru and Sebastian
  • Career: Carpenter
  • Birthday: 21st Fall
  • Lives: Carpenter Shop
  • Frequents: Mountains, Saloon

If you want to track down Robin she can be found at the counter or her shop o the Mountains and in the evenings at the Saloon. Robin has her check up on the 18th of Summer

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Robin (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Spaghetti
  • Goat Cheese
  • Peach

Likes

  • Quartz
  • Hardwood
  • All Milk
  • All Fruit

Dislikes

  • Wild Horseradish

Hates

  • Holly

Heart Events

  • Six hearts; Visit Robin while she’s at home
  • Seven Hearts; Robin sends you a recipe

Sandy

Sandy

  • Family: None
  • Career: Oasis Store
  • Birthday: 15th Fall
  • Lives: Oasis
  • Frequents: Oasis/Desert

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Sandy (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Crocus
  • Daffodil
  • Sweet Pea
  • Mango Sticky Rice

Likes

  • All Fruit
  • Goat Milk
  • Quartz
  • Wool

Hates

  • Holly

Heart Events

  • Seven hearts; Sandy sends you a recipe

Clint

Clint

  • Family:
  • Career: Blacksmith
  • Birthday: 26th Winter
  • Lives: Blacksmith Shop
  • Frequents: Saloon, Blacksmith Shop

If you want to track down Clint he can be found at the counter or his shop or in the evenings at the Saloon. Clint has his check-up on the 16th of Winter.

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Clint (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Topaz
  • Ruby
  • Omni Geode
  • Jade
  • Iridium Bar
  • Gold Bar
  • Emerald
  • Fiddlehead Risotto
  • Artichoke Dip
  • Amethyst
  • Aquamarine

Likes

  • Copper Bar
  • Iron Bar

Dislikes

  • All Flowers
  • Quartz
  • Salmonberry
  • Wild Horseradish

Hates

  • Holly

Heart Events

  • Three hearts; Visit the Saloon between 7 pm and 11 pm on a Monday
  • Six Hearts; Enter Town between 9 am and 6 30 pm
  • Seven Hearts; Clint sends you a recipe

Demetrius

Demetrius

  • Family: Husband to Robin, Father to Maru and Sebastian
  • Career: Scientist
  • Birthday: 19th Summer
  • Lives: Carpenter Shop
  • Frequents: Carpenter Shop, Outdoors

If you want to track down Demetrius he can be found at the counter or his shop or in the evenings at the Saloon and has his Clinic appointment on the 25th of Summer.

Here is a guide on some of the best gifts for Demetrius (additional to the universal likes and dislikes shared by all Stardew characters)

Loves

  • Strawberry
  • Ice Cream
  • Bean Hotpot
  • Rice Pudding

Likes

  • All Fruit
  • All Eggs (Except Void Eggs)
  • Purple Mushroom

Dislikes

  • Quartz

Hates

  • Holly

Heart Events

  • Three hearts; Receive a recipe from Demetrius
  • Six Hearts; Enter his home when Robin and Demetrius are home
  • Seven Hearts; Demetrius sends you a recipe

Dwarf

Dwarf

  • Family: None
  • Career: Acts as his own shop
  • Birthday: 22nd Summer
  • Lives: Mines
  • Frequents: Mines only

Loves

  • Topaz
  • Ruby
  • Omni Geode
  • Jade
  • Aquamarine
  • Amethyst
  • Emerald
  • Lemon stone

Likes

  • Artifacts
  • Cave Carrot
  • Quartz

Dislikes

  • All Eggs
  • All Milk
  • Daffodil
  • Dandelion
  • Common Mushroom
  • Chanterelle
  • Ginger
  • Leek
  • Holly
  • Hazelnut
  • Morel
  • Magma Cup
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Snow Yam
  • Horseradish
  • Winter Root
  • Salmonberry

Hates

  • Universal hates

Heart Events

  • 50 Friendship Points; Enter the sewers after buying a Stardrop

George

George

  • Family: Married to Evelyn and Grandfather to Alex
  • Career: None
  • Birthday: 24th Fall
  • Lives: Below Pierre’s Shop
  • Frequents: Home, Pierre’s

George has his Clinic appointment on the 23rd of every Season.

Loves

  • Leek
  • Fried Mushroom

Likes

  • Daffodil

Dislikes

  • All Flowers (Except Poppy)
  • Horseradish
  • Salmonberry

Hates

  • Quartz
  • Holly
  • Clay
  • Dandelion

Heart Events

  • Three Hearts; George sends you a recipe
  • Six Hearts; Visit George at home
  • Seven Hearts; George sends you a recipe

Gus

Gus

  • Family: None
  • Career: Bartender
  • Birthday: 8th Summer
  • Lives: Saloon
  • Frequents: Saloon, Pierre’s

If you want to track down Gus he can be found at the Bar or Pierre’s and has his Clinic appointment on the 4th of Fall.

Loves

  • Diamond
  • Fish Taco
  • Escargot
  • Tropical Curry
  • Orange

Likes

  • Daffodil

Dislikes

  • Horseradish
  • Salmonberry

Hates

  • Quartz
  • Coleslaw
  • Holly

Heart Events

  • Three Hearts; Gus sends you a recipe
  • Four Hearts; Enter the Saloon
  • Five Hearts; Leave the Farmhouse between 6am and 11 30am when it’s dry
  • Seven Hearts; Gus sends you a recipe

Kent

Kent

  • Family: Married to Jodi, Father to Sam and Vincent
  • Career: Army
  • Birthday: 4th Spring
  • Lives: North of the Beach
  • Frequents: Town Trees, Pierre’s, Saloon

Loves

  • Roasted Hazelnuts
  • Fiddlehead Risotto

Likes

  • All Eggs
  • All Fruit
  • Daffodil

Dislikes

  • Pina Colada
  • Quartz
  • Snow Yam

Hates

  • All Milk
  • Holly
  • Tortilla
  • Sashimi
  • Algae Soup

Heart Events

  • Three Hearts; Visit Ken’s home, he will send you a recipe
  • Seven Hearts; Kent sends you a recipe

Krobus

Krobus

  • Family: None
  • Career: Has his own shop
  • Birthday: 1st Winter
  • Lives: Sewers
  • Frequents: Sewers Only

Loves

  • ┬áDiamond
  • Horseradish
  • Void Egg
  • Pumpkin
  • Void Mayonnaise
  • Iridium Bar

Likes

  • Quartz
  • Gold Bar

Dislikes

  • Winter Root
  • Snow Yam
  • Salmonberry
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Magma Cup
  • Morel
  • Leek
  • Life Elixir
  • Holly
  • Hazelnut
  • Daffodil
  • Dandelion
  • Ginger
  • Common Mushroom
  • Chanterelle

Hates

  • Universal

Heart Events

  • Three Hearts; Sends you a recipe
  • Fourteen Hearts; Visit the Beach between 8 pm and 1 am on a dry day

Leo

Leo

  • Family: None
  • Career: None
  • Birthday: 26th Summer
  • Lives: Ginger Island
  • Frequents: Ginger Island

Loves

  • Poi
  • Duck Feather
  • Mango
  • Ostrich Egg

Likes

  • Spice Berry
  • Sea Urchin
  • Quartz
  • Rainbow Shell
  • Nautilus Shell
  • Dragon Tooth
  • Mango Sticky Rice

Dislikes

  • Winter Root
  • Snow Yam
  • Salmonberry
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Magma Cup
  • Leek
  • Hazelnut
  • Daffodil
  • Dandelion
  • Ginger
  • Common Mushroom
  • Chanterelle
  • Pickles

Hates

  • Wine
  • Pale Ale
  • Unmilled Rice
  • Triple Espresso
  • Pina Colada
  • Oil
  • Mead
  • Morel
  • Holly
  • Hops
  • Beer

Heart Events

  • Two Hearts; Visit Island West between 6 am and 6 pm
  • Three Hearts; Sends you a recipe
  • Four Hearts; Visit Island North between 6 am and 6 pm
  • Six Hearts; Visit Island South between 6 am and 6 pm
  • Seven Hearts; Sends you a recipe
  • Nine Hearts; Visit the Mountain between 6 am and 7 pm when it’s dry

Lewis

Lewis

  • Family: None
  • Career: Mayor
  • Birthday: 7th Spring
  • Lives: North of the Beach
  • Frequents: Pierre’s, Marnie‘s, Outside the Clinic

Loves

  • Vegetable Medley
  • Green Tea
  • Hot Pepper
  • Glazed Yams
  • Autumns Bounty

Likes

  • Coconut
  • Blueberry
  • Cactus Fruit

Dislikes

  • All Milk
  • Horseradish
  • Salmonberry

Hates

  • Holly
  • Quartz

Heart Events

  • Three Hearts; Sends you a recipe
  • Six Hearts; Visit the town on a sunny day between 7 pm and 11 pm
  • Seven Hearts; Sends you a recipe

Linus

Linus

  • Family: None
  • Career: None
  • Birthday: Winter 3rd
  • Lives: Tent
  • Frequents: Tent, Lake,

Loves

  • Yam
  • Coconut
  • Blueberry Tart
  • Cactus Fruit
  • Dish O The Sea

Likes

  • Spring Onion
  • Winter Root
  • Snow Yam
  • Salmonberry
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Magma Cup
  • Leek
  • Hazelnut
  • Daffodil
  • Dandelion
  • Ginger
  • Common Mushroom
  • Chanterelle

Dislikes

  • All Gems (Except Diamond and Prismatic Shards)
  • Foraged Minerals

Hates

  • Universal Hates

Pierre

Pierre

  • Family: Husband to Caroline and Father to Abigail
  • Career: Runs his Store
  • Birthday: 26th Spring
  • Lives: Pierre’s store
  • Frequents: Pierre’s, Saloon

Loves

  • Fried Calamari

Likes

  • All Milk
  • All Eggs (Except Void Egg)
  • Dandelion
  • Daffodil

Dislikes

  • Winter Root
  • Snow Yam
  • Salmonberry
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Magma Cup
  • Leek
  • Hazelnut
  • Daffodil
  • Dandelion
  • Ginger
  • Common Mushroom
  • Chanterelle
  • Holly

Hates

  • All Fish
  • Garlic
  • Corn
  • Tortilla
  • Parsnip Soup

Heart Events

  • Three Hearts; Sends you a recipe
  • Six Hearts; Enter Pierre’s

Vincent

Vincent

  • Family: Son to Jodi and Kent, Brother to Sam
  • Career: None
  • Birthday: 10th Spring
  • Lives: North of the Beach
  • Frequents: Home, Town Square, Museum

Vincent has his clinic appointment on Spring 11th

Loves

  • Grape
  • Ginger Ale
  • Pink Cake
  • Snail
  • Cranberry Candy

Likes

  • Daffodil
  • Coconut

Dislikes

  • Winter Root
  • Snow Yam
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Magma Cup
  • Leek
  • Hazelnut
  • Daffodil
  • Dandelion
  • Ginger
  • Common Mushroom
  • Chanterelle
  • Holly
  • Quartz

Hates

  • Horseradish
  • Pina Colada
  • Clay
  • Triple Espresso
  • All Artisan Goods (Except Jelly, Honey, and Oil)

Heart Events

  • Eight Hearts; Visit the Forest in Spring between 6 am and 5 pm

Willy

Willy

  • Family: None
  • Career: FishMonger
  • Birthday: 24th Summer
  • Lives: Fish Shop
  • Frequents: Fish Shop, Saloon

Willy has his clinic appointment on Spring 9th

Loves

  • Sturgeon
  • Pumpkin
  • Sea Cucumber
  • Mead
  • Octopus
  • Diamond
  • Iridium Bar
  • Catfish

Likes

  • Quartz
  • Gold Bar
  • Lingcod
  • Tiger Trout
  • Carp Surprise
  • Baked Fish
  • Crab Cakes
  • Chowder
  • Crispy Bass
  • Fish Stew
  • Fish Taco
  • Fried Eel
  • Fried Calamari
  • Lobster Bisque
  • Salmon Dinner
  • Trout Soup
  • Seafoam Pudding

Dislikes

  • Winter Root
  • Horseradish
  • Snow Yam
  • Salmonberry
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Morel
  • Magma Cup
  • Life Elixir
  • Leek
  • Hazelnut
  • Daffodil
  • Dandelion
  • Ginger
  • Common Mushroom
  • Chanterelle
  • Holly

Hates

  • Universal

Heart Events

  • Three Hearts; Sends you a recipe
  • Five Hearts; Sends you a recipe
  • Six Hearts; Visit the Beach between 6 am and 5 10 pm
  • Seven Hearts; Sends you a recipe
  • Nine Hearts; Sends you a recipe

The Wizard

The Wizard

  • Family: None
  • Career: None
  • Birthday: 17th Winter
  • Lives: Forest
  • Frequents: Wizards Tower

Loves

  • Purple Mushroom
  • Super Cucumber
  • Solar Essence
  • Void Essence

Likes

  • All Geode Minerals
  • Quartz

Dislikes

  • All Eggs
  • All Milk
  • Winter Root
  • Horseradish
  • Snow Yam
  • Salmonberry
  • Slime
  • Morel
  • Magma Cup
  • Leek
  • Hazelnut
  • Daffodil
  • Dandelion
  • Ginger
  • Common Mushroom
  • Chanterelle
  • Holly

Hates

  • Universal Hates

FAQs

Question: Can I Pick Male and Female Partners?

Answer: Yes! The choice is entirely yours, you can pursue any single character of age

Question: Can I Change My Mind About My Partner?

Answer: If you marry a character you are able to divorce them and marry someone else if you like!

Question: How Do I Get a Divorce?

Answer: Visit the Mayor’s house and approach a book which when selected will give you the option to file for a divorce

Stardew Valley Characters Guide: In Conclusion

There are a lot of exciting things ahead of you when you enter the incredibly developed and detailed world of Stardew Valley, pick your future partner carefully!

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