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Gifting and Marriage Guide: Stardew Valley

Title Screen of Stardew Valley.

Stardew Valley offers a lot of options and gameplay for the player. You can easily invest a hundred hours or more in this relaxing yet fun game. One of the things you can do in Stardew Valley is to befriend the NPCs in Pelican Town. Some NPCs are romanceable, and you can even marry them. You can choose whether you want to marry a bachelor or a bachelorette.

This article will discuss the appropriate gifts for each bachelor or bachelorette so that you can increase your relationship with them. Each romanceable character has different tastes, and gifts are one of the ways you can increase your relationship with them quickly. You can also find a guide on how to marry and divorce your chosen bachelor or bachelorette. We also included their regular schedules, so you know where they are at certain times.

Beware, there are some minor spoilers in this guide.

Dating Guide

Giving Abigail her favorite item.

In Stardew Valley, you have the option to befriend the villagers in Pelican town. Some characters in Pelican Town are romanceable characters, meaning you can date and marry them. Before you could marry your chosen character, you would need to raise your friendship level to eight. You can check your relationship level on the relationships tab.

You can increase your friendship level by giving the NPC their favorite items. Once you increase your relationship to level eight, you can buy the bouquet in the General store to show your interest in them. If you have enough friendship level, the character will now be your boyfriend or girlfriend. If you want to break up, give them a Wilted Bouquet. Be careful, though. Your friendship level will drop down to five.

Bachelors

The following are the male romanceable characters you can marry and date in Stardew Valley. To raise your friendship level with them, gift them their favorite items. If you want to decrease your friendship level with them, gift them the items they hate. Each Bachelor's regular schedule is indicated below as well.

Alex

Alex and his favorite items.

  • Loves: Complete breakfast, Salmon Dinner
  • Likes: All eggs, except Void eggs
  • Hates: Holly, Quartz

Regular Schedule

Alex in Stardew Valley.

Spring

  • 8 AM: Stand by the tree near his house.
  • 1 PM: Exercising in his room and lifting weights.
  • 4 PM: Stands by the dog pen.
  • 6:30 PM: Goes inside his house.
  • 8 PM: Stands by the dresser in his room.
  • 10 PM: Goes to sleep.

Summer

  • 7:50 AM: Goes to the beach.
  • 12 PM: Works at the ice cream stand.
  • 5 PM: Goes back to his house.
  • 7 PM: Stands by the entryway of his house.
  • 8 PM: Stands by the dresser in his room.
  • 10 PM: Goes to sleep.

Fall

  • 8 AM: Stand by the tree near his house.
  • 1 PM: Goes back to his room and exercise.
  • 4 PM: Stands by the dog pen.
  • 6:30 PM: Stands by the entryway of his house.
  • 8 PM: Stands by the dress in his room.
  • 10 PM: Goes to sleep.

Winter

  • 8 AM: Stays in his bedroom.
  • 9 AM: Goes to the spa.
  • 3 PM: Goes back to his room.
  • 6 PM: Stands by the dog kennel.
  • 7:30 PM: Stands by the entryway in his house.
  • 9 PM: Stands by the dress in his room.
  • 10:40 PM: Goes to sleep.

Sam

Sam and his favorite items.

  • Loves: Cactus fruit, Maple Bar, Pizza, Tigerseye
  • Likes: All eggs, except Void eggs, Joja Cola
  • Hates: Coal, Copper Bar, Duck Mayonnaise, Gold Bar, Gold ore, Iridium bar, Iridium Ore, Iron Bar, Mayonnaise, Pickles, Refined Quartz

Regular Schedule

Sam in Stardew Valley.

Spring

  • 10 AM: Walks around his bedroom.
  • 10:40 AM: Playing the guitar in his room.
  • 1:40 PM: Walks towards the town and stands near Lewis's house.
  • 4 PM: Walks back home.
  • 6:30 PM: Goes back home.
  • 9 PM: Goes to sleep.

Summer

  • 10 AM: Moves around his room.
  • 11 AM: Plays the guitar in his room.
  • 1:40 PM: Walks to the beach with Vincent.
  • 7 PM: Goes home from the beach.
  • 9 PM: Goes to sleep.

Fall

  • 10 AM: Moves around his room.
  • 10:40 AM: Plays the guitar in his room.
  • 1:20 PM: Walks to the forest, southwest of Leah's cottage.
  • 7 PM: Goes home from the forest.
  • 9 PM: Goes to sleep.

Winter

  • 10 AM: Moves around his room.
  • 10:40 AM: Plays the guitar in his room.
  • 1:20 PM: Goes to the Stardrop Saloon.
  • 7 PM: Goes home from the Stardrop Saloon.
  • 9 PM: Goes to sleep.

Sebastian

Sebastian and his favorite items.

  • Loves: Frozen Tear, Obsidian, Pumpkin soup, Sashimi, Void egg
  • Likes: Flounder, Quartz
  • Hates: All artisan goods except Coffee, Green Tea, and Oil. All eggs, Clay, Complete Breakfast, Farmer's lunch, Omelette

Regular Schedule( Sunday-Thursdays in the first year)

Sebastian in Stardew Valley.

Spring

  • 9 AM: Staying in his bedroom.
  • 10:30 AM: Plays on the computer in his room.
  • 3 PM: Goes to the kitchen.
  • 3:40 PM: Goes back to his room.
  • 4:10: Goes back to his computer.
  • 6:30 PM: Goes to the lake near his house.
  • 7:30 PM: Smoking by the lake.
  • 9:30 Returns home.

Summer

  • 9 AM: Staying in his bedroom.
  • 10:30 AM: Plays on the computer in his room.
  • 3 PM: Goes to the kitchen.
  • 3:40 PM: Goes back to his room.
  • 4:10: Goes back to his computer.
  • 6:30 PM: Goes to the lake near his house.
  • 7:30 PM: Smoking by the lake.
  • 9:30 Returns home.

Fall (Monday-Wednesday)

  • 9 AM: Staying in his bedroom.
  • 10:30 AM: Plays on the computer in his room.
  • 12 PM: Goes to the lake near his house.
  • 2 PM: Goes to the lake by the mines.
  • 3 PM: Goes to the other side of the lake.
  • 3:30 PM: Smoking at the edge of the lake.
  • 4 PM: Goes back home and to his kitchen.
  • 5:30 PM: Leaves the kitchen.
  • 6 PM: Goes to his computer.

Winter

  • 10:30 AM: Goes to his computer.
  • 3 PM: Goes to the kitchen.
  • 3:40 PM: Goes back to his computer.
  • 6:30 PM: Smoking by the lake.
  • 9:30 PM: Return home.

Shane

Shane and his favorite items.

  • Loves: Beer, Hot Pepper, Pepper Poppers, Pizza
  • Likes: All eggs, except void eggs. All fruit, except Hot pepper.
  • Hates: Pickles, Quartz.

Regular Schedule(Weekdays)

Shane is one of his events.

Spring

  • 7:10 AM: Leaves the ranch and goes to JojaMart.
  • 5 PM: Goes to the Stardrop Saloon.
  • 11:10 PM: Returns to the ranch.11:10 PM

Summer

  • 7:10 AM: Leaves the ranch and goes to JojaMart.
  • 5 PM: Goes to the Stardrop Saloon.
  • 11:10 PM: Returns to the ranch.11:10 PM

Fall

  • 7:10 AM: Leaves the ranch and goes to JojaMart.
  • 5 PM: Goes to the Stardrop Saloon.
  • 11:10 PM: Returns to the ranch.11:10 PM

Winter

  • 7:10 AM: Leaves the ranch and goes to JojaMart.
  • 5 PM: Goes to the Stardrop Saloon.
  • 11:10 PM: Returns to the ranch.11:10 PM

Elliot

Elliot and his favorite items.

  • Loves: Cactus fruit, Maple Bar, Pizza, Tigerseye
  • Likes: All eggs, except Void eggs, Joja Cola
  • Hates: Coal, Copper Bar, Duck Mayonnaise, Gold Bar, Gold ore, Iridium bar, Iridium Ore, Iron Bar, Mayonnaise, Pickles, Refined Quartz

Regular Schedule

Dating Elliot in Stardew Valley.

Spring

  • 8 AM: In his home.
  • 12 PM: Goes to the beach south of his home.
  • 1:30 PM: Goes back to his cabin.
  • 3 PM: Goes to the north of the beach.
  • 6 PM: Returns to his cabin.

Summer

  • 8 AM: In his home.
  • 11:30 AM: Goes to the forest south of Leah's cottage.
  • 6 PM: Returns to his cabin.

Fall

  • 8 AM: In his home.
  • 11:30 AM: Goes to the library.
  • 6 PM: Returns to his cabin.

Winter

  • 8 AM: In his home.
  • 11:30 AM: Goes to the library.
  • 6 PM: Returns to his cabin.

Harvey

 

Harvey and his favorite items.

  • Loves: Coffee, Pickles, Super Meal, Truffle Oil, Wind
  • Likes: All fruit, All mushroom except red mushrooms, Daffodil, Dandelion, Duck egg, Duck feather, Goat Milk, Hazelnut, Holly, Large Goat Milk, Leek, Quartz, Snow Yam, Spring Onion, Wild Horseradish, Winter Root
  • Hates: Coral, Nautilus Shell, Rainbow Shell, Salmonberry, Spiceberry

Regular Schedule

Dating Harvey in Stardew Valley.

Spring

  • 7 AM: Stands by the refrigerator in his room.
  • 8:30 AM: Working at the clinic.
  • 12 PM: Walking at the park left of the town square.
  • 5:30 PM: Stands at the right side of the Clinic's front desk.
  • 6:40 PM: Reading in front of the bookshelf in his room.
  • 10 PM: Retires for the night.

Summer

  • 8 AM: Staying in his room.
  • 8:40 AM: Working at the clinic.
  • 12 PM: Sits in front of the radio in his room.
  • 4 PM: Reading in front of the bookshelf in his room.
  • 5:30 PM: Goes to the Stardrop Saloon.
  • 10 PM: Retires for the night.

Fall

  • 7 AM: Stands by the refrigerator in his room.
  • 8:30 AM: Working at the clinic.
  • 12 PM: Standing by the tree near the bridge towards the beach.
  • 5:00 PM: Sits in front of the radio in his room.
  • 10 PM: Retires for the night.

Winter

  • 8 AM: Staying in his room.
  • 8:40 AM: Working at the clinic.
  • 12 PM: Sits in front of the radio in his room.
  • 4 PM: Reading in front of the bookshelf in his room.
  • 5:30 PM: Goes to the Stardrop Saloon.
  • 10 PM: Retires for the night.

Bachelorettes

Bachelorettes are the female counterparts of Bachelors in Stardew Valley. These NPCs are the female romanceable characters you can marry. Below is the list of items each bachelorette love and hates. Items that they love give eighty points, and if you give them items they hate, your relationship will decrease by forty points. You can see each bachelorette's schedule below as well.

Haley

Haley and her favorite items.

  • Loves: Coconut, Fruit Salad, Pink Cake, Sunflower
  • Likes: Daffodil
  • Hates: All fish, Prismatic Shard, Clay, Wild Horseradish

Regular Schedule

Haley in Stardew Valley.

Spring

  • 9 AM: Staying in her room.
  • 11 AM: Goes to the fountain.
  • 12:20 PM: Standing at the left side of the community center.
  • 4:30 PM: Goes back home.
  • 5:50 PM: Cooking dinner.
  • 8:20 PM: Goes to her room.
  • 10:30 PM: Retires for the night.
    Summer
  • 9 AM: Staying in her room.
  • 10:30 AM: Goes to the beach.
  • 11:50 AM: At the upper left of the beach.
  • 1:30 PM: Goes to the ice cream stand.
  • 2:30 PM: Staying at the ice cream stand.
  • 5 PM: Goes back home.
  • 6:20 PM: Cooking dinner.
  • 8:20 PM: Goes to her room.
  • 10:30 PM: Retires for the night.

Fall

  • 11 AM: Goes to the fountain.
  • 12:20 PM: Standing at the left side of the community center.
  • 4:30 PM: Goes back home.
  • 5:50 PM: Cooking dinner.
  • 8:20 PM: Goes to her room.
  • 10:30 PM: Retires for the night.

Winter

  • 10:30 AM: Leaves her bed.
  • 12 PM: Goes to the kitchen.
  • 1 PM: Staying in the kitchen.
  • 7 PM: Leaves the room.

Leah

Leah and her favorite items.

  • Loves: Goat Cheese, Poppyseed Muffin, Salad, Stir Fry, Truffle, Vegetable Medly, Wine
  • Likes: All eggs, except void eggs. All fruit, All milk, All mushrooms, except red mushrooms, Daffodil, Dandelion, Driftwood, Hazelnut, Holly, Leek, Snow Yam, Spring Onion, Wild Horseradish, Winter Root
  • Hates: Bread, Hashbrowns, Pancakes, Pizza, Void egg.

Regular Schedule

Leah, in one of her events.

Spring

  • 9 AM: Sculpting in her cottage.
  • 12 PM: Goes to the southeast edge of the forest pond.
  • 3 PM: Goes to the end of the pier.
  • 6:30 PM: Goes to the west of the forest pond.
  • 7:30 PM: Goes back to her cottage.
  • 12 AM: Retires for the night.
    Summer
  • 9 AM: Staying in her cottage.
  • 12 PM: Goes to the beach to paint.
  • 7 PM: Goes back home.

Fall

  • 9 AM: Sculpting in her cottage.
  • 12 PM: Goes to the east side of the river above the blacksmith.
  • 7 PM: Goes back home.

Winter

  • 9 AM: Sculpting in her cottage.
  • 12 PM: Goes to the Stardrop Saloon.
  • 7 PM: Goes back home.

Penny

Penny and her favorite items.

  • Loves: Diamond, Emerald, Melon, Poppy, Poppyseed Muffin, Red Plate, Roots Platter, Sandfish, Tom Kha Soup
  • Likes: All milk, Dandelion, Leek
  • Hates: Beer, Grape, Holly, Hops, Mead, Pale Ale, Rabbit's Foot, Wine

Regular Schedule

Proposing to Penny in Stardew Valley.

Spring (Monday, Thursday, and Sunday)

  • 8:10 AM: Goes to read near the graveyard.
  • 12:30 PM: Washing the dishes in her trailer.
  • 4 PM: Sits at the bench outside the saloon.
  • 6:40 PM: Goes back to her trailer.

Summer

  • 8:10 AM: Goes to the river behind JojaMart.
  • 1 PM: Sits down next to the community center.
  • 6 PM: Washing the dishes in her trailer.
  • 8 PM: Goes back to her trailer.

Fall (Sunday, Monday, Thursday)

  • 8 AM: Goes to read near the graveyard.
  • 12:30 PM: Washing the dishes in her trailer.
  • 4 PM: Sits at the bench outside the saloon.
  • 6:40 PM: Goes back to her trailer.
  • 7:20 PM: Retires for the night.

Winter

  • 8:10 AM: Goes to read near the graveyard.
  • 12:30 PM: Washing the dishes in her trailer.
  • 4 PM: Sits at the bench outside the saloon.
  • 6:40 PM: Goes back to her trailer.

Emily

Emily and her favorite items.

  • Loves: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Cloth, Emerald, Jade, Ruby, Survival burger, Topaz, Wool.
  • Likes: Daffodil, Quartz
  • Hates: Fish Taco, Holly, Maki roll, Salmon Dinner, Sashimi

Regular Schedule (any season)

Emily, in one of her events.

  • 9 AM: Staying in her bedroom.
  • 12 PM: Stands by the living room.
  • 3:30 PM: Works at the Stardrop Saloon.
  • 12:30 AM: Retires for the night.

 

Abigail

Abigail and her favorite items.

  • Loves: Amethyst, Blackberry Cobbler, Chocolate Cake, Pufferfish, Pumpkin, Spicy Eel
  • Likes: Quartz
  • Hates: Clay, Holly

Regular Schedule

Abigail in one of her events.

Spring

  • 9 AM: Goes to the kitchen.
  • 10:30 AM: Goes to Pierre's Store.
  • 1 PM: Stand by the bridge near JojaMart.
  • 4:30 PM: Goes back home.
  • 5:20 PM: Playing video games in her room.
  • 7:30 Retires for the night.

Summer

  • 9 AM: Goes to the kitchen.
  • 11 AM: Goes to the Train Platform.
  • 1 PM: Waits by the Train Platform.
  • 2 PM: Goes to the lake east of the Carpenter's shop.
  • 3 PM: Stands by the lake east of the Carpenter's shop.
  • 5:30 PM: Goes back home.
  • 7:30 Retires for the night.

Fall

  • 9 AM: Goes to the kitchen.
  • 11 AM: Goes to Pierre's Store.
  • 1 PM: Goes to the bus stop.
  • 2:20 PM: Standing by the bus stop.
  • 5 PM: Goes back home.
  • 6:30 PM: Playing video games in her room.
  • 7:30 Retires for the night.

Winter

  • 9 AM: Goes to the kitchen.
  • 10:30 AM: Goes to the counter of the Carpenter's shop.
  • 2:30 PM: Goes home and plays video games.
  • 7:30 Retires for the night.

Maru

Maru and her favorite items.

  • Loves: Battery Pack, Cauliflower, Cheese Cauliflower, Diamond, Gold Bar, Iridium Bar, Miner's treat, Pepper Poppers, Rhubarb Pie, Strawberry
  • Likes: Copper Bar, Iron Bar, Oak Resin, Pine Tar, Quartz
  • Hates: Holly, Honey, Pickles, Snow Yam, Truffle

Regular Schedule

Maru as your spouse in Stardew Valley.

Spring

  • 9 AM: Staying in her bedroom.
  • 10:20 AM: In the laboratory.
  • 2 PM: Goes to the bench east of the community center.
  • 3 PM: Sits on the bench east of the community center.
  • 6 PM: Goes back home.
  • 7 PM: Staying in her bedroom.
  • 10 PM: Retires for the night.

Summer(Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday)

  • 9 AM: Staying in her bedroom.
  • 10:20 AM: In the laboratory.
  • 2 PM: Goes to the lake east of her house.
  • 2:40 PM: Standing by the lake east of her house.
  • 7 PM: Goes back home.
  • 7:40 PM: Looking through the telescope outside her house.
  • 12 AM: Retires for the night.

Fall(Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday)

  • 9 AM: Staying in her bedroom.
  • 10:20 AM: In the laboratory.
  • 2 PM: Goes to the bench east of the community center.
  • 3 PM: Sits on the bench east of the community center.
  • 6 PM: Goes back home.
  • 7:10 PM: Staying in her bedroom.
  • 10 PM: Retires for the night.

Winter

  • 9 AM: Staying in her bedroom.
  • 10:20 AM: In the laboratory.
  • 2:10 PM: Goes to the bench east of the community center.
  • 3 PM: Sits on the bench east of the community center.
  • 6 PM: Goes back home.
  • 7:10 PM: Staying in her bedroom.
  • 10 PM: Retires for the night.

Marriage Guide

Marrying in Stardew Valley.

Once you get your relationship level to level 10, you can propose to the bachelor or bachelorette of your choice. Mayor Lewis will send you a letter saying you need a Mermaid's Pendant to propose. You can only buy the Mermaid's Pendant from the Old Mariner. The Old Mariner can be found at the tidal pools on the beach during rainy days.

You also need to upgrade your house at least once and repair the bridge east of Elliot's Cabin. The Old Mariner will not appear if you have not fixed the bridge yet, and will not sell you the pendant if you have not upgraded your house at least once. After proposing, the marriage will happen three days letter, and your spouse will start to live with you.

Having Children

Having Children in Stardew Valley.

Aside from marrying your chosen partner, you can also have children with them. Your partner must be happy and satisfied, and they will ask you the question of having children. If you are an opposite-sex couple, your partner will ask if you want to have children and if you agree, you will have a child after 2 weeks. For same-sex couples, it is the same process, except you will adopt a child.

Divorce Guide

Filing a divorce in Stardew Valley.

If you are not happy with your marriage anymore, you can divorce your spouse. Go to Mayor Lewis's house and divorce your partner in exchange for 50,000 gold. You have until 10 pm to change your mind. However, if you did not cancel by 10 pm, you will be divorced the next day.

Any children will be under your custody. Once you divorced your spouse, you cannot marry them again. However, if you use the Dark Shrine of Memory, you can erase your partner's memories and marry them again.

Summary

Cleaning up your farm in Stardew Valley.

There are six Bachelors and six Bachelorettes you can marry in Stardew Valley. To date, you must raise a romanceable character's friendship level to level eight. Once you raise your friendship level to level eight, you can buy a bouquet from Pierre's store and make them your boyfriend or girlfriend.

Once you raised your relationship level to 10, you can propose your chosen bachelor or bachelorette using a Mermaid's Pendant. To marry, you also need to upgrade your farm once and fix the bridge beside Elliot's house. You can choose to divorce your partner at Mayor Lewis's house for 50,000 gold.

 

 

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