Evelyn's Stardew Valley Friendship Guide

Evelyn's Stardew Valley Friendship Guide ...

Making friends is great fun but it's also a necessary life skill. In Stardew Valley, as in real life, making friends is critical to success. If the player can locate and befriend the correct characters, they will find that they can offer or grant them access to many amazing benefits.

Evelyn is one of the first characters a Stardew Valley player will encounter when entering Pelican Town. She is a kind old lady who has lived there her whole life. Evelyn is difficult to fall in love with because she is already married to George. However, she is a great companion to have as the game progresses.

Gift Guide

In Stardew Valley, gift giving is the most reliable way to earn Friendship Points. Evelyn's birthday is very late in the year, on Winter 20th.

Evelyn may receive up to two gifts per week (plus one on her birthday). On Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, Evelyn may be found at her house in the kitchen, in the clinic on the 2nd and 23rd of each season, or in the Community Center (once it has been repaired).

Tulips and Beets are by far the easiest and best gifts to receive as they're inexpensive at 20g, and they only take 6 days to flower in Spring (for Tulips) or Autumn (for Beets). Tulips are equally recommended as they're readily available in the first season and don't require access to the Calico Desert; they'll earn Evelyn the 10th Friendship heart with no problems.

  • Beet
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Diamond
  • Fairy Rose
  • Stuffing
  • Tulip
  • All universal loves

The Daffodil, Evelyn's most popular gift, is a forgeable gift in Spring. This one really doesn't stand out much, because they are so simple to acquire and efficient. However, it makes for a good backup gift if the farm has a few left around in a season that isn't Spring.

Evelyn Likes the Following:

  • All Milk varieties
  • All Universal Likes except for:
    • Fried Eel
    • Garlic
    • Maki Roll
    • Sashimi
    • Spicy Eel
    • Trout Soup
  • Fried Eel
  • Garlic
  • Maki Roll
  • Sashimi
  • Spicy Eel
  • Trout Soup
  • Fried Eel
  • Garlic
  • Maki Roll
  • Sashimi
  • Spicy Eel
  • Trout Soup

When attempting to befriend a villager, it's important to know what presents to avoid: Evelyn's dislikes and hates; which players should never give her:

  • Dislike:
    • All Universal Dislikes except for Fish and Clay
    • Quartz
    • Wild Horseradish
  • Hate:
    • All Fish
    • All Universal Hates
    • Clam
    • Clay
    • Coral
    • Fried Eel
    • Garlic
    • Holly
    • Maki Roll
    • Salmon Berry
    • Sashimi
    • Spice Berry
    • Spicy Eel
    • Trout Soup
  • All Universal Dislikes except for Fish and Clay
  • Quartz
  • Wild Horseradish
  • All Fish
  • All Universal Hates
  • Clam
  • Clay
  • Coral
  • Fried Eel
  • Garlic
  • Holly
  • Maki Roll
  • Salmon Berry
  • Sashimi
  • Spice Berry
  • Spicy Eel
  • Trout Soup
  • All Universal Dislikes except for Fish and Clay
  • Quartz
  • Wild Horseradish
  • All Fish
  • All Universal Hates
  • Clam
  • Clay
  • Coral
  • Fried Eel
  • Garlic
  • Holly
  • Maki Roll
  • Salmon Berry
  • Sashimi
  • Spice Berry
  • Spicy Eel
  • Trout Soup

Quests

Quests are a set objective within the game that reward players once they complete. All Stardew Valley quests are kept in the quest journal, which is located lower left of the screen.

Evelyn has only one quest in Stardew Valley, and it is a non-randomized one:

  • Granny's Gift: On the 15th of the Spring in the 2nd in-game year, Evelyn will send a letter through the mail requesting a Leek. This is an extremely easy quest to finish, as Leeks are basic Spring forgeables, and it's easy to find plenty of them. The reward is 1 Friendship heart and 500g.

Friendship Perks

Evelyn has a good reason to pursue a friendship with her. If Evelyn's Friendship level is anything greater than 0, she has a chance of sending the player the following items every day through the mail. The odds of her sending anything increases with a higher Friendship level.

  • Bread: This dish gives 50 Energy and 22 Health when eaten.
  • Chocolate Cake: This dish gives 150 Energy and 56 Health when eaten.
  • Cookie: This dish gives 90 Energy and 40 Health when eaten.

These items are extremely valuable at the start of the game, as the player is much more limited by Energy than anything else in the game at that point, so getting anything that gives Energy for free is as good as it gets.

If the player visits Evelyn's house at any time she's in there, they'll witness a Heart Event where she bakes cookies and gives the player her recipe. This is the only way to get the Cookie recipe. Choosing the "It's delicious!" option when she asks what the player thinks of her cookies will earn 100 free Friendship points.

When Evelyn earns 7+ hearts, she will mail the recipe for rice pudding in the mail. This is the only way to get this recipe. Rice pudding gives 115 Energy and 51 health when eaten.

Stardew Valley is available on Android, iOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Xbox One and Series X|S.