Stardew Valley – What Gifts Does Penny Like?

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The only way you can romance a character in Stardew Valley is by giving them gifts. The more gifts you give someone, the more friendship points you will get with them.

Relationships in Stardew Valley are defined by hearts, which visually show your total friendship points. You can have any number of hearts from 0 to 10 with most normal NPCs and can even get as high as 14 with your spouse.

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Penny is one of the romanceable characters in Stardew Valley, and giving her the right gifts will make the romance process much easier. Since you can only give two gifts per week, you should be careful what you give.

Though Penny likes and loves a lot of gifts/items in Stardew Valley, the best item that you can give her, which you will easily produce if you like farming, is Wine.

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How Friendship Works and Why You Should Give Gifts in Stardew Valley

To befriend NPCs in Stardew Valley, you will have to give them gifts. Some will love some items, while others will hate them. Depending on their reaction, you will get different friendship points.

The normal limit of friendship hearts with villagers in Stardew Valley is 10 hearts. However, with Penny, as a bachelorette, the limit is 14 hearts, which increases once you marry her.

To get hearts with Penny, you will need to start getting friendship points with her. Each heart in Stardew Valley is worth 250 friendship points, which will start slowly disappearing as time passes.

The best way to befriend someone is to give them gifts they love. This will increase your relationship with them by 80 friendship points. If you don’t have those items, you can also give them liked items, which will increase the relationship by 45 friendship points.

As long as you don’t give them disliked or hated items, you will only improve your relationship with NPCs by giving gifts. Since you only lose 2 points a day with them, the liked gifts will usually be enough.

What Gifts Does Penny Like and Love in Stardew Valley

There are some items in Stardew Valley that are universally loved by all NPCs, including Penny.

These gifts are the Golden Pumpkin, Magic Rock Candy, Pearl, and Prismatic Shard. The Rabbit’s Foot is also a universally loved gift, but Penny hates it.

Here is a list of the gifts that Penny likes and loves in Stardew Valley, excluding the universally loved items, and how to get them:

MelonFarming – SummerLove
PoppyFarming – SummerLove
Poppyseed MuffinCooking – TV, 7 Winter, Year 2Love
Red PlateCooking – Emily, 7 HeartsLove
Roots PlatterCooking – Combat Level 3Love
SandfishFishing – Calico DesertLove
Tom Kha SoupCooking – Sandy, 7 HeartsLove
All ArtifactsForaging, FishingLike
All MilkFarming – Cows, GoatsLike
DandelionForaging – SpringLike
LeekForaging – SpringLike

Best Gift to Give Penny in Stardew Valley

The items that Penny loves are almost impossible to get in the Spring of Year 1.

This is why the best gifts to give her during the first season would be Dandelions and Leeks, as you can find them easily, and she likes them.

Once Summer starts, Penny becomes one of the easiest NPCs to romance, as you can just grow a ton of Melons and give some to her as well.

Since Melons are also one of the most profitable Summer crops in Stardew Valley, you should grow them even if you want to give them to Penny or not.

Keep a part of them in a chest, and make sure to give her some Melons two times a week to max out your hearts with her incredibly fast.

Otherwise, if you are past Summer or you want to only use your Melons for profit, you can also get to the Calico Desert and try to catch Sandfish.

They are relatively common in the Desert, and you should be able to catch a lot of them if you have enough levels in Fishing.

That’s everything you need to know about what gifts Penny likes in Stardew Valley!

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Adrian Oprea

Based in London, United Kingdom, Adrian Oprea is a Guides Writer. As a professional single-player RPG player, Adrian has often been stigmatized. He has decided to pour his frustration into writing guides!

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