Stardew Valley Sam: Gifts, Schedule, And Heart Events

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

Kiera Mills


14th Jun 2022 10:41

Stardew Valley Sam is a skateboarding, guitar player who lives with his mother Jodi, little brother Vincent and father Kent (who arrives in the town at the start of year 2). You may be wondering what does Sam like in Stardew Valley? And it's a good question for players looking to get familiar with the character, so read on for a full breakdown of the Stardew Valley Sam character. 

Stardew Valley Sam: Best Gifts


  • All universal loves
  • Pizza
  • Tigerseye
  • Maple Bar
  • Cactus Fruit


  • All universal likes (except Duck Mayonnaise, Mayonnaise, Pickles and Vegetables)
  • All Eggs (except Void Eggs)
  • Joja Cola


  • All universal dislikes (except certain mining materials located in the Hates section, and Tigerseye which he loves)
  • All Vegetables (except, Hops, Tea Leaves and Wheat)
  • Most Forage items
  • Quartz
  • All Mushrooms
  • Seaweed


  • All universal hates (except Joja Cola and Seaweed)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Duck Mayonnaise
  • Pickles
  • Coal
  • All Ore and refined bars

Stardew Valley Sam: What Does Sam Like?

Stardew Valley Sam: How to foster a relationship
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The easiest loved gift to acquire for Sam is Pizza. These can be found in Gus’s permanent stock at the Stardrop Saloon. Costing 600g each, if you have the money spare they can be quickly bought and gifted. They can also be made with Wheat Flour, Cheese and Tomato, the recipe will be given from The Queen of Sauce, 7 Spring Year 2.

Tigerseye is a mineral that can be found when breaking open Magma and Omni Geodes at the Blacksmith. If you’re a player that spends a lot of time in the mines this may be the option for you.


The recipe for a Maple Bar is also found on The Queen of Sauce in Year 2, and the Cactus Fruit is a common forage item from the Calico Desert. This means you will have to unlock the bus stop by completing the Vault Bundles at the Community Centre first, to access it. If you do have access to the Calico Desert, then Cactus Fruit is likely to spawn there, and Cactus Fruit Seeds are available to buy there.

Stardew Valley Sam: Schedule

Spring – On rainy days he will walk to the bridge to the left of the Museum at 11am. At 4pm he will stand outside Hayley and Emily’s house before returning to his own home at 7pm.

Mondays and Wednesdays, he works at the Joja Mart (or visits the museum if The Community Centre has been restored).

All other days he spends the mornings practising guitar in his bedroom. Stands by Lewis’s house at 1:40pm, then returns home at 6:30pm.

Summer – Mondays and Wednesdays the same as Spring.

Saturdays he will spend inside his home, taking a brief time to stand with Sebastian outside his house at 6pm.

Regular schedule is spent playing guitar in his room in the mornings, then goes to the beach with his brother from 1:40-7pm. Returns home afterwards.

Fall – Mornings are spent playing guitar in his room before heading out to Cindersnap Forest at 1:20, (southwest of Leah’s cottage). He then returns home at 7pm.

Winter –Spends the morning at home. Goes to the Stardrop Saloon from 1:20-7pm. Returns home.

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Stardew Valley Sam: Heart Events

Two Hearts

Part One

Stardew Valley Sam: Two heart event
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The player enters Sam’s room whilst him and Sebastian are practising on their instruments. Sam tells them that they are trying to start a band but are struggling to decide on the genre of music they should play. The player can proceed to pick a genre for them and Sam agrees.

Part Two

If two hearts are achieved before Year 2 starts, this scene is unlocked. The player joins Sam and his brother Vincent on the beach. Vincent asks if their dad is ever going to come home (Kent is a soldier on deployment during the first year). Sam assures Vincent that he will come back, privately to the player he confessed that he isn’t so sure about that but wants to keep hope alive for Vincent.

Four Hearts

Stardew Valley Sam: Four heart event
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The player walks into Sam’s house as he is grabbing himself a snack. He drops an egg on the floor and creates a mess. His mother comes in and asks what happened. The player can either tell the truth (-10 friendship), take the blame (+50 friendship), or lie and say that Sam did it on purpose (-50 friendship). Sam says he will clean it up and Jodi leaves.

Six Hearts

Stardew Valley Sam: Six heart event
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Sam is caught by Mayor Lewis skateboarding and drifting off of Emily and Hayley’s flower planters. The Mayor tells him off, and the player can either side with the Mayor or stick up for Sam and say that its not his fault that there aren’t any suitable areas to skateboard. Sam apologises to the mayor.

Eight Hearts

Stardew Valley Sam: Eight heart event
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Sam arrives at the players farm to invite them to a concert his band is playing at. The player then meets Sam at the bus stop and travels to the gig with everyone else that is attending. The band consisting of Abigail, Sebastian and Sam then play their song (which will be the genre the player picked in the previous heart event). The concert is a success.

Ten Hearts (After gifting the Bouquet)

The player and Sam sneak into his room at night. Sam asks them how they feel about him as Jodi walks into the room. The player hides in Sam’s bed, and Sam lies about the source of the noise in his room. Jodi leaves, the player can either move from the bed and reject Sam or stay put, in which case Sam joins the player and kisses them.

Now you know everything you need to befriend Sam, why not give our Stardew Valley Elliott guide a read?


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