Stardew Valley: A List of Villagers You Should Befriend Early

Abir Hasan
By Abir Hasan
4 Min Read
Image Credit: ConcernedApe

Befriend the right people and get valuable gifts in return!

Stardew Valley’s befriending mechanism is straightforward yet very consequential. The relationship-building process is an integral part of Stardew Valley’s gameplay. It isn’t possible to progress in the game without bonding with the NPCs in the valley. Eventually, you will befriend everyone, but for beginners, you will need some selective individuals by your side to run the farm smoothly.

Valuable gifts sent by these folks will come in very handy in the early parts of the game. Also, you will get to spend some quality time with them and have a friendly chatter here and there. As for building a good relationship with them, you will need to send them gift items they love. Moreover, you can also get close by watching a movie they like at the Movie Theater. So, Without further ado, let us dig into A List of Villagers You Should Befriend Early in Stardew Valley.

A List of Villagers You Should Befriend Early in Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley: A List of Villagers You Should Befriend Early
Image Credit: ConcernedApe


Evelyn’s most loved items are flowers and crops. You could buy her Tulips and Beets and send her twice a week. This will earn you a good amount of friendship points. She sends food once you befriend her. She will also teach you two types of recipes.


You can befriend Gus by sending him his loved food. You could send him Tropical Curry, Escargo, or Fish Taco twice a week. He will send you various delicious food and teach you two recipes if you can befriend him.


Linus can be befriended if you send him his favorite foods, which are Yam, Coconuts, Cactus Fruit, Dish O’ The Sea, and Blueberry Tart. If you can befriend him, he will send you tasty meals and teach you the Wild Bait recipe.


You can befriend Pam by sending her loved foods like Beer, Mead, Pale Ale, Pina, Colada, Parsnip, Glazed Yams, Parsnip Soup, and Cactus Fruit. You will earn gifts like a battery pack and an Energy Tonic once you befriend her. She also sends two recipes.

The Wizard

You can befriend Wizard with his favorite gift items, which are Solar Essence, Purple Mushroom, Super Cucumber, and Void Essence. He will gift you gemstones and purple mushrooms once you befriend him.


You can befriend Jodi by sending her food items like Loves Pancakes, Fried Eel, Vegetable Medley, Chocolate CakeRhubarb Pie, Eggplant Parmesan, Crispy Bass, and Diamond. She will gift you Fertilizers and retaining soil once you befriend her.


You can befriend Clint with a variety of gift items, which include Gemstones, Gold Bar, Iridium Bar, Omni Geode, Artichoke Dip, and Fiddlehead Risotto. He will gift you copper, iron, and gold bars once you befriend him. He will also teach you the Algae Soup and Bean Hotpot recipe.

Abir Hasan is a Guide writer at GameRiv. He is your average gamer turned-writer who dedicates himself to the noble cause of guiding others through uncharted quests. You will find him crafting a new guide if he is not being a tryhard at an FPS.