In Stardew Valley, you can interact with many different NPCs that the game has and can befriend them by giving them gifts, completing their requests, etc. all these things influence your relationship with each NPC. These factors vary from one NPC to another.

What Does Gus Like In Stardew Valley?
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Gus is one of these characters. This mustachioed man; the owner of the Saloon in town, lives and works here as well. It is open from 12 to 12 every day.

He can be found there all the time unless something special is taking place that day. 

What Gifts Does Gus Like In Stardew Valley?

Gus is a great friend to have for all players. There is a wide variety of gifts that the player can give Gus. Each will influence and affect the player’s relationship with him differently. 

Other than gifts, the game also allows the player to offer him items other than just gifts that have a positive impact on your relationship with Gus or any other NPC, for that matter. 

These things must be looked into carefully as giving him things that he dislikes or hates may lead to an unfavorable reaction or even upset in some cases.

Now, let’s get into what items exactly does Gus like in Stardew Valley and reacts favorably to, and what items to look out for.

Gifts With A Positive Impact: 

These are items that Gus “Loves” and has a very positive reaction to. This is what Gus responds with if the player gifts him any of the following items:

What Does Gus Like In Stardew Valley?
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  • Diamond 
  • Fish Taco
  • Orange
  • Escargot
  • Prism Shard
  • Rabbit’s foot

Gifts With A Favourable Impact: 

What Does Gus Like In Stardew Valley?
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Now, these are items that Gus “likes”. If the player gives him any items other than these, Gus will become unimpressed.

On some occasions, if the item given to Gus happens to be qualified as an item that he “dislikes” or “hates”, it will result in Gus being upset. 

This causes your friendship with Gus to go down. So refrain from giving him any other item then the following:

  • All Artisan Goods
  • All cooked items except a fried egg, bread, and strange bun
  • All flowers except a poppy
  • All gems
  • All tree fruits
  • Daffodils 

Items Gus Dislikes:

These are items that Gus will react unfavorably towards when the player gives them to him: 

What Does Gus Like In Stardew Valley?
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  • All construction materials 
  • Bombs 
  • All house items
  • Fish and fishing items
  • Geodes
  • Seeds
  • Farm items 
  • Salmonberry
  • Wild Horseradish 

Items Gus Hates:

These items will result in an upset reaction by Gus. These cause the most damage to your friendship with him:

What Does Gus Like In Stardew Valley?
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  • Artifacts 
  • Bait
  • Monster loot
  • Trash
  • Hay poppy 
  • All sap
  • Totems 
  • Strange bun
  • Coleslaw 
  • Holly 
  • Quartz


After a quick read of this article, you should be able to differentiate between items that Gus likes and dislikes. 

Once you manage to reach five hearts with Gus by giving him his favorite items, he will come to your farm and tell your character that Gus has started to consider the two of them as friends.

This rewards the player with a mini jukebox. 

The game portrays Gus as one of the most lovable characters. He is a good-natured and cheerful character.

Such a character; which is a friend to all in town, only deserves the best gifts and a good friendship.

Hopefully, now you know what does Gus like in Stardew Valley.

Stay tuned for more informative and interesting guides.