Stardew Valley Penny: Gifts, Schedule, And Heart Events

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

Kiera Mills


28th Jan 2022 13:39

To create a meaningful relationship with Stardew Valley Penny, it's all about knowing the right gifts for the kind, shy teacher. She can usually be found looking after the village children, Vincent and Jas and she lives in the trailer to the east of Pierre’s Shop with her mother Pam, the Stardew Valley bus driver. If you wish to build a relationship with Penny in Stardew Valley, or simply want to spoil her heart events ahead of time then read on.

Best Stardew Valley Penny Gifts


  • All universal loves (except Rabbit’s Foot)
  • Diamond
  • Emerald
  • Melon
  • Poppy
  • Poppyseed Muffin
  • Sandfish
  • Roots Platter
  • Red Plate
  • Tom Kha Soup


  • All universal likes (except Algae Soup, Pale Broth, and most alcohol)
  • Dandelion
  • Leek
  • All Milk
  • All Artifacts


  • All universal dislikes (except Sandfish and Artifacts)
  • Algae Soup
  • Duck Feather
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Quartz
  • Pale Broth
  • Salmonberry
  • Wool
  • Red Mushroom


  • All universal hates (except Poppy and Red Mushroom)
  • Beer
  • Hops
  • Mead
  • Grape
  • Holly
  • Pale Ale
  • Wine
  • Rabbit’s Foot
  • Pina Colada

Stardew Valley Penny: How To Foster A Relationship

There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to picking the best gift for Penny. However, many are dishes that require you to unlock the recipe first. These dishes have a chance to appear in Gus’s rotary stock at the Stardrop Saloon, so it is worth checking in daily to see if he has any of Penny’s favourites on the menu.

The Sandfish may be caught in any season or weather; however, it is only catchable in The Calico Desert which means the player will have to complete The Community Centre bundles first.

The Diamond or Emerald as with most other gemstones can be found through fishing, panning or in the mines.

The easiest gifts to obtain for Penny are the Melon and Poppy, the seeds of which are obtained from Pierre’s shop. (Melon in the summer and Poppy in the Fall.) These crops are simple to grow, just be sure to grow enough to gift and keep hold of one of them to give to Penny on her birthday (Fall, 2). Doing this will ensure a x8 to friendship.

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As with any villager you’re trying to grow a relationship with, be sure to check the bulletin board in town for quests.

Stardew Valley Penny Schedule

All seasons

Monday, Thursday and Sunday mornings she sits under the tree just to the left of the graveyard in the town centre. At 12:30 she returns home and leaves again at 4pm to sit on a bench just below the saloon. She goes back home at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings she tutors Vincent and Jas at The Museum. At 2pm the three of them stand to the left of The Museum by the Bridge. She walks Jas and Vincent home from 4-5pm and returns home at 6:30pm. (in Spring instead of the bridge, at lunch time they stand by the Ice Cream Cart near The Museum).

Saturdays she spends the morning with the children by the graveyard in town. At lunch, she walks them to the playground by The Community Centre until 5pm when she walks them home before returning to her own house.

In Summer Monday, Thursday and Sunday mornings she walks to the river above the JojaMart. At 1pm she sits beside the Community Centre. 6pm she returns home.

Her schedule changes once The Community Centre is restored.

On Winter 4, she has an appointment at Harvey’s Clinic.

Stardew Valley Penny Heart Events

Two Hearts

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Penny helps George reach for some letters in his mailbox. He lashes out at her in frustration in which the player walks into the scene and can either support Penny’s decision to help him or tell Penny that she should have asked George if he wanted help first. George apologises to Penny for being overly sensitive and thanks her for her help.

Four Hearts

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The player helps Penny tidy up her trailer but Pam returns home and shouts at Penny for letting other people tidy her mess. Penny questions Pam if she was at the saloon and the player gets their first glimpse that Pam may have a drinking problem. They have an argument and the player leaves. Pam admits to Penny that she got angry because she’s embarrassed.

Six Hearts

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The player walks into Penny’s trailer as she’s making dinner. The player tries the dish and gets sick, they have the option to either hint that her dish isn’t nice or lie to her, and tell her it's good. The latter will give a bonus to friendship.

Eight Hearts

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Upon entering Cindersnap Forest you see Penny, Vincent and Jas having a lesson about agriculture. Penny asks the Player to give a speech about farming for the children. After giving a speech (by choosing prompts) the children go to play and Penny asks the player if they want to have kids one day.

Ten Hearts (After gifting Penny the Bouquet)

The player joins Penny at the Spa per her invitation. Penny confesses her romantic feelings for the player, who has the choice to reciprocate or let her down. If reciprocated, the two share a kiss in the pool.

Now you know all about Penny, why not learn about Stardew Valley Alex?


Kiera is a former GGRecon Guides Writer.

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