Stardew Valley’s world is inhabited by many NPCs living their merry lives. There is a lot of detail in their routines and habits. The player can befriend these NPCs by giving them gifts, helping them out with their requests, etc. 

Due to such high detail in each NPC’s life, they have likes and dislikes of items that you, as the player, offer them in the form of gifts. 

How Do Clint’s Likings Work in Stardew Valley?

What Does Clint Like In Stardew Valley
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Clint, a Pelican town resident, works there as a blacksmith. Unlike most other NPCs that are shown as friendly and jolly, Clint is not very forthcoming.

He is in fact very aloof and tends to refrain from any contact with the other villagers. Clint is not married but secretly likes Emily, so he tends to become very nervous around her.

Just like the other NPCs in Stardew Valley, the player can befriend Clint. Giving gifts can increase your friendship level. 

Let’s look at what kind of gifts Clint even appreciates and result in an increase in the player’s friendship with him. 

Items Clint Loves:

These are the best items to give and have the most positive effect on the player’s friendship with Clint:

  • Amethyst 
  • Aquamarine 
  • Artichoke dip
  • Emerald
  • Fiddlehead Risotto
  • Gold bar
  • Iridium bar
  • Jade
  • Omni Geode
  • Ruby 
  • Topaz
  • Prism shard 
  • Rabbit’s foot

Items Clint Likes:

These are items Clint is fond of. Giving them these items will result in a favorable reaction upon receiving them.

Giving Clint items other than these can result in Clint becoming upset or will show an unfavorable reaction to the player’s friendship. 

  • All Mayonnaise 
  • Apples and apricots 
  • Beer
  • Bok Choy
  • Cheese
  • Cherry
  • Chocolate cake
  • Chowder
  • Coffee and cookies
  • Cloth
  • Copper bars 
  • Corn
  • Earth crystal
  • Egg plant 
  • Fire Quartz
  • Frozen tear
  • Glazed yams
  • Ice cream 
  • Iron bar
  • Jelly 
  • (BlackBerry, Blueberry, salmonberry)
  • Kale 
  • Omelette
  • Pale ale
  • Parsnip 
  • Pickled(corn, parsnip, tomato)
  • Pizza
  • Salad
  • Sashimi 
  • Spaghetti 
  • Tomato 
  • Trout soup
  • Wild honey
  • Wine 

Neutral items: 

These items do not have a negative effect on your friendship. 

  • Blackberry, blueberry
  • Bread
  • Cactus fruit
  • Coconut
  • Common mushroom
  • Coral 
  • Cranberry 
  • Dandelion 
  • Eggs (chicken or duck both work)
  • Fried egg
  • Gold ore
  • Grape
  • Hops
  • Hot pepper
  • Leek 
  • Milk 
  • Refined Quartz 
  • Snow yam
  • Spice berry
  • Strawberry 
  • Wild plum
  • Daffodils 

Items Clint Dislikes:

What Does Clint Like In Stardew Valley
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This items being given to Clint will result in a non favorable reaction and a decrement in the player’s friendship with him.

  • Acorn
  • All flowers
  • Celestine
  • Clay 
  • Crocus
  • Esperite
  • Field snack 
  • Geode 
  • Hardwood
  • Hematite
  • Helvite 
  • Herring
  • Iron ore
  • Jagoite
  • Mudstone
  • Oyster
  • Pine tar
  • Pyrite
  • Quartz 
  • Salmonberry 
  • Spring onion 
  • Stone
  • Sunflower
  • Sweet pea
  • Thunder egg
  • Tulip
  • Wild Horseradish 

Items Clint hates:

Lastly, these are the times that Clint has an upset reaction to. These reactions deal a heavy blow to the player’s friendship. These must be avoided at all costs.

  • Bat wing
  • Carp
  • Copper ore
  • Glass shards
  • Green algae
  • Iron ore
  • Joja cola
  • Poppy 
  • Rusty spoon 
  • Rusty spur
  • Sea urchin 
  • Seaweed
  • Slime
  • Snail
  • Stone
  • White algae 


Clint is one of the most resourceful NPCs in Stardew Valley. Investing in increasing your friendship level with Clint will prove fruitful.

The particular reason for this circumstance is due to his recipes and the crafting materials he sends to the player with a letter.

As long as the player’s friendship level is above zero, there is a chance for Clint to send a letter with either a copper bar, an iron bar, or a gold bar.

These are extremely helpful crafting materials in the early game. 

To sum up, everything that has been stated so far is 100% worth building a connection with Clint.

After going through the list of everything he likes and dislikes, you should be able to determine what you must do to increase your friendship level with Clint. 

Refrain from dislikes at all times and give him all his favorite goodies, it will be worth it.