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Giving Gifts

Seren Morgan-Roberts


This page provides information on how to improve friendships by gifting villagers, as well as advice on what type of gifts to give.

Increasing Friendships

Before you can start giving villagers gifts, you’ll need to reach level 2 on the friendship scale. You can reach level 2 easily by talking to your villager everyday for a short period of time. For more information on the friendship levels, head over to the How to Increase Friendships page.

Ideal Gifts

The best gifts to give your villagers is furniture. Gifting them expensive bugs and fish, as well as clothing and accessories is also good, but furniture is your safest and easiest option. You should also make the effort to wrap the gifts, as this will give you extra bonus points. It will speed up the friendship process and is a great way of levelling up your friendship levels. You can buy wrapping paper from Nook’s Cranny, and it comes in lots of different colors and patterns.

Giving gifts increases friendship levels.

Don’t gift your villagers trash or rotten turnips as this is considered rude and will negatively impact friendship levels!

Gifted Villagers

When you gift villagers, they’ll display whatever you gift them in their homes. Be aware of this if you plan on gifting them lots of random furniture pieces as it could make their house look a bit messy. They will also rarely wear gifted clothing, and most of the time it’ll be displayed in their home.


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    Social simulation
  • Guide Release
    7 August 2020
  • Last Updated
    20 January 2022
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  • Guide Author
    Seren Morgan-Roberts

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