Stardew Valley Lewis gifts, schedule & Heart Events

Stardew Valley Lewis gifts, schedule & Heart Events
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15th Nov 2023 11:54


Lewis is the Mayor of Pelican Town in Stardew Valley, retaining the role for over 20 years without any competitors for the title, suggesting he is a popular choice.

He's also one of the first characters to be introduced to the player and is the one that triggers the Community Centre quests. He lives alone, taking an active interest in the town's businesses and festivals - so to learn more of Lewis’s private life in the game, his Heart Events and favourite gifts, read on.

What are the best gifts for Lewis?

Loves Likes Dislikes Hates
All universal loves All universal likes All universal dislikes All universal hates
Autumn's Bounty Blueberry All milk Holly
Glazed Yams Cactus Fruit Salmonberry Quartz
Green Tea Coconut Wild Horseradish -
Hot Pepper - - -
Vegetable Medley - - -

How to foster a relationship

Of all the gifts that Lewis loves in Stardew Valley, the easiest to obtain to work towards fostering a relationship is the Hot Pepper. As the others are cooked dishes and require multiple ingredients and conditions for unlocking, this is a simple one to acquire.

The seeds for Hot Pepper are available in the Summer and only take five days to grow. By also using fertiliser to increase crop quality, you can raise your friendship with Lewis fairly quickly.

A farm in Stardew Valley
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Another option here is Green Tea, which is made by placing Tea Leaves in a keg. The recipe for these will become available after unlocking Caroline’s Heart Event, and can only produce leaves on the last week of each season (except winter).

Of the cooked dishes Lewis likes, the easiest to make is Glazed Yams, because the recipe is given to the player in Year One from the Queen of Sauce, with it only requiring Yam and Sugar to make.

Lewis in Stardew Valley talking to the player
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You can also raise friendship with Lewis by completing tasks from him on the town billboard and gifting him something on his birthday, Spring 7.

Additionally, he also gives two quests to the player through the mail, the first of which is called ‘Mayor’s Shorts’ where he will explain that he has lost his pair of lucky shorts and will reward anyone who discreetly gives them back to him.

How to find Lewis' lucky shorts

The shorts can be located in Marnie’s bedroom at her ranch, and upon completion, you'll be awarded 1 heart and 750g. To enter and retrieve them, however, you will need two hearts with her first. You can also opt to keep hold of them and put them on display in future festivals for hidden dialogue from Lewis, though this will damage your relationship with him.

The location of the Mayor's shorts in Stardew
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Mayor's Need quest

In the second year, the quest 'Mayor’s Need' will trigger, where Lewis will ask for a bottle of Truffle Oil for a reward of 750g and another friendship heart. Truffle Oil can be made by placing a Truffle, which is produced by pigs, inside an Oil Maker. 

Lewis' schedule in Stardew Valley

Spring & Summer

  • Mondays: He will visit one of the local businesses at random (Robin, Willy or Pierre’s shop). He will then return home from 4PM onwards
  • Tuesday: He spends his mornings gardening just outside of his house. He visits Pierre’s from 12PM - 4PM and then returns home
  • Wednesday: He will spend the day at Marnie’s Ranch
  • Thursday: Follows the same pattern as Tuesdays, but he will leave Pierre’s at 12:30 to stand by the tree outside before returning home for the evening
  • Friday: Spent the same as Thursdays, but he will visit the saloon in the evening instead of returning home earlier
  • Saturday: He travels to the Blacksmith Shop, where he stays until 1PM when he then travels to the Museum. At 4PM he will leave the Museum to return home
  • Sunday: He will garden in the morning and then visit Harvey’s Clinic from 12 - 4PM. He then returns home

Fall & Winter

  • Mondays in the Fall follow the same schedule as earlier seasons, except he will visit Robin instead of it being random
    • In Winter, it will be Willy’s Shop he visits
  • The schedule will slightly differ if the Community Centre is restored
  • On Wednesdays in the Fall, he will travel to Pierre’s shop instead, except for Wednesday 24, Wednesday 3, and Tuesday 9, when he will be at Marnie’s Ranch

Heart Event details

If you have any friendship level with Lewis, you will randomly get a 500g from him in the mail. This chance will increase as your friendship level with him increases. Upon reaching different hearts, certain events will trigger too, all of which are shown below:

Three Hearts

Lewis gifts the player the recipe for Spaghetti in the mail.

Lewis gifting a player the Spaghetti recipe
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Six Hearts

Upon reaching six hearts with both Marnie and Lewis, a cutscene will trigger when the player enters the town square at night. Marnie and Lewis have a secret meeting where they discuss their affair. Marnie wants them to be together, but Lewis fears that if their affair were to become public knowledge, it could jeopardize his career and standing in the community.

Lewis and Marnie in Stardew Valley
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Marnie says he cares too much about his job and that there are more important things to life, but agrees to carry on in secret. They notice the player watching and jump, when they then have the option to assure them that they will keep it a secret (+50 friendship points), or say that they will tell the town about it (-100 friendship points).

Seven Hearts

Upon reaching seven hearts, Lewis gifts the player the recipe for Eggplant Parmesan in the mail.

Secret Notes

Upon completion of the ‘Winter Mystery’ quest, the ability to pick up and read Secret Notes will be unlocked. These can be gathered from doing an array of activities like mining and defeating monsters.

A house in Stardew Valley
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Secret Note 19 shows a map of Lewis’s house and a series of directions. If you follow the steps, it will lead you to the back of his house where you can interact with a hidden object. This object is a solid gold statue of Lewis that he has secretly commissioned.

You can keep and place this statue at your house if you wish, or leave it out in the town overnight. If this is chosen, the statue will be transported back to either Lewis or Marnie’s house afterwards and the player will receive an angry note in the mail along with 750g to keep quiet.

A night scene in Stardew Valley
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Secret Note 21 will indicate a bush in the town and a time of night to be there. The bush is located to the west of the bridge to the beach. If interacted with at precisely 12:40AM, Lewis and Marnie will jump out from the bush together.

For more guides, be sure to check out our Stardew Valley homepage. Additionally, now you’ve achieved a friendship with Mayor Lewis, why not do the same with Leah, the town’s resident artist? We've also got a Fair and Luau guide. 

Kiera is a former GGRecon Guides Writer.

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