Stardew Valley Leah: Gifts, Schedule, And Heart Events

Stardew Valley Leah: Gifts, Schedule, And Heart Events
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Written by 

Kiera Mills


4th Mar 2022 18:32

Stardew Valley Leah is a red-headed artist who lives alone in her cottage by Cindersap Lake. Spending her spare time working on sculptures, she is somewhat shy and reclusive until you unlock her special heart events in Stardew Valley. To do so, learn her favourite gifts and her day to day schedule by reading on for all things Leah in Stardew Valley.

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Stardew Valley Leah: Best Gifts


  • All universal loves
  • Salad
  • Stir Fry
  • Goat Cheese
  • Poppyseed Muffin
  • Truffle
  • Wine (any)
  • Vegetable Medley


  • All universal likes (except certain cooked dishes listed in the dislike column, and gems other than Diamond and Prismatic Shard)
  • All Fruit
  • All Milk
  • All Eggs (except Void Eggs)
  • Forage items (Daffodil, Dandelion, Leek, Ginger, Hazelnut, Snow Yam, Spring Onion, Horseradish, Winter Root, and Holly)
  • All Mushrooms (except red)
  • Driftwood


  • All universal dislikes (unless stated elsewhere in the columns)
  • Carp Surprise
  • Cookie
  • Ice Cream
  • Seaweed
  • Tortilla
  • Survival Burger
  • Pink Cake
  • Fried Egg
  • Rice Pudding


  • All universal hates (except Seaweed which she dislikes)
  • Pizza
  • Void Egg
  • Hashbrowns
  • Pancakes
  • Bread
  •  If you want to raise even more friendships in Stardew Valley, try our Stardew Valley Haley guide.

Stardew Valley Leah: How To Foster A Relationship

Stardew Valley Leah: How to foster a relationship
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The Poppyseed Muffin recipe is gathered by watching the Queen of Sauce in Year 2. The Vegetable Medley recipe is only gifted to the player upon achieving 7+hearts with Caroline.

The Stir fry dish is easier to acquire, as the recipe appears on The Queen of Sauce 7 Spring, Year 1. However, if the player has just started their game it may be an easy recipe to miss as it appears so early on. For this reason, Salad is a good option.

To get this recipe it is given to the player upon reaching 3+ hearts with Emily who loves most gems, Amethyst of particular note, which isn’t too difficult to gather if you are visiting the mines on a regular basis.


After getting the salad recipe the ingredients are Vinegar (which can be bought from Pierre all seasons), Leek and Dandelion which are forage items found in Spring.

Stardew Valley Leah: Salad recipe
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Wine is perhaps the easiest gift to collect as all it requires is any Fruit to be placed in a Keg. The drawback being that the player gets the crafting recipe for the Keg after achieving farming level 8, which may take a while.

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Stardew Valley Leah: Schedule

All seasons

Mondays she visits Pierre’s store.

On rainy days, Fridays and Saturdays she spends most of the day inside, and spends 4pm onwards in the Saloon before returning home before it closes.

Spring – Regular schedule – Leaves her cottage at around 12pm to stand by the river outside her cottage. 3pm she walks to the forest pier. 7:30 she returns home.

Summer – Regular schedule she will be on the beach drawing from 12-7pm (she will be at the Eastern beach instead, if the bridge has been repaired).

Fall –All other days of the week, she walks to the river above the Blacksmiths at 12pm until 7pm when she returns home for the evening.

Winter – Mondays the same as above seasons. All other days (except the Night Market event which she will attend) she spends all day in her cottage until 4pm when she travels to the Saloon.

Stardew Valley Leah: Heart Events

Two Hearts

Stardew Valley Leah: Two heart event
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The player walks into Leah’s cottage while she’s working on a new art sculpture. She tells the player that she visited Stardew Valley as a child and knew she wanted to come back someday. She reveals that she struggles financially as a drawback of following her dreams, the player can suggest for her to either host an art show in town or sell her art on the internet. Whichever option is picked she says she will think about it.

Four Hearts

Stardew Valley Leah: Four heart event
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The player walks into Leah’s cottage whilst she’s on the phone having an argument with her ex-partner Kel. They seem to be asking her to move back to the city but Leah refuses. She hangs up and tells the player that her ex would always pressure her to give up her art dreams to pursue a career with more money. Leah wasn’t ready to settle down, so she moved to Stardew Valley to live out her dreams of becoming an artist.

Six Hearts

Part One

Stardew Valley Leah: Six heart event
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Leah will visit the player at their farm and present them with a sculpture she made for them.

Part Two

The player walks into Cindersnap Forest (any season except Winter) and sees Leah struggle to get an Apple down from a tree. The player lifts her up so she can reach it. She shares it with the player.

Eight Hearts

Stardew Valley Leah: Eight heart event
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If the art show option was picked, Leah will invite the player to attend. It is hosted in the town square, and most of the citizens attend to see her art pieces and bid on them. The show is a success, as the scene ends it pans to a stranger angrily onlooking from the general goods store.

If the website option is chosen the player visits Leah whilst she’s designing her website at her cottage. A mysterious Mr. K has bought many of her sculptures. She’s happy that someone loves her art. She thanks the player for giving her the website idea.

Ten Hearts (After gifting the Bouquet)

Leah greets the player at Cindersnap Forest with a picnic. She thanks the player for their support in her career. They share a kiss before being interrupted by the angry onlooker from the art show, who turns out to be Leah’s ex, Kel.

They either tell Leah that they travelled to her art show to take her back or they reveal that they are Mr. K who bought her pieces online (depending on which option was picked in the first event).

Leah becomes upset and says Kel never supported her career until she found success. The player has the option to either reason with Kel or punch them in the face. If the punch is picked Leah says it was harsh but effective. If the reasoning option is picked Leah will punch Kel instead. Either way she will then take the player to a more secluded spot and conclude that Kel won’t be bothering them anymore.

Now you've completed Leah's heart events why not check out our Stardew Valley Sebastian Guide to unlock his?


Kiera Mills
About the author
Kiera Mills
Kiera is a former GGRecon Guides Writer.
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