Stardew Valley Shane: Gifts, Schedule, And Heart Events

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

Kiera Mills


14th Jun 2022 10:41

While Stardew Valley Shane seems abrasive at the start of the game, once you get to know him he becomes so much more. Before getting there, you will need to learn what Shane likes in Stardew Valley and take note so you can continue to impress him. Here's everything you need to know about Stardew Valley Shane.

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Stardew Valley Shane: Best Gifts

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  • All universal loves
  • Pizza
  • Hot Peppers
  • Beer
  • Pepper Poppers


  • All universal likes
  • All eggs (except Void Eggs)
  • All fruit (except Hot Pepper which he loves)


  • All universal dislikes
  • Certain forage items (Dandelion, Leek, Winter Root, Wild Horseradish, Daffodil, Ginger, Holly, Hazelnut, Snow Yam)
  • Seaweed
  • Certain Mushrooms (Common, Chanterelle, Magma Cap, Purple, Morel)


  • All universal hates (except Seaweed which he dislikes)
  • Pickles
  • Quartz

Stardew Valley: What Does Shane Like?

Of the top gifts to get Shane, Pizza and Beer appear in Gus’s permanent stock list at the Stardrop Saloon.

Pepper seeds are available at Pierre’s shop all through Summer, and will continue to produce after the initial harvest. This means you can save some as gifts for Shane whilst selling the rest.

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Pepper Poppers are also a loved item but can only be made after the player receives the recipe for them in the mail after achieving 3+ hearts with Shane.

As with any other villager it helps to keep an eye on the bulletin board to see if anyone makes any special requests. Also, by gifting a villager a loved item on their birthday it gives you a x8 to friendship. Shane’s birthday is Spring 20.


Stardew Valley Shane: Schedule

If the Community Centre isn’t restored (all seasons)

Monday-Friday Shane can be found working at the JojaMart until 5pm where he then enters the Stardrop Saloon, staying until 11pm when he then returns home.

At weekends he will also work at the JojaMart if it is raining.

Saturdays he leaves home and goes to Pierre’s shop from 12-5pm. He’ll then stay at the Stardrop Saloon until 11pm, then head back home.

Sundays he will stay home all day.

If the Community Centre is restored (all seasons)

Monday-Friday he will stay home all morning, leaving for the saloon at 2pm until 11pm when he returns home.

Saturdays are the same schedule as if The Community Centre is not restored.

Stardew Valley Shane: Heart Events

Two Hearts

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The player meets Shane by the dock in Cindersnap Forest. They share a drink together and Shane expresses unhappiness with his life. We get the first glimpse that Shane may be struggling with depression. Shane warns the player to not make a habit out of drinking as they still have a future ahead of them.

Three Hearts

Shane will gift the player the Pepper Poppers recipe in the mail.

Four Hearts

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The player and Marnie walk in on Shane passed out on his bedroom floor, with empty beer cans surrounding him. Marnie confronts him about his possible drinking issues and asks what his plan is for his future. Jas walks in as Shane questions if he even has a future and runs away crying. Shane is left feeling guilty.

Six Hearts

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The Player stumbles on Shane collapsed by the cliffs (to the left of the sewer in Cindersnap Forest) once again surrounded by empty beer cans. As he wakes, Shane insults himself repeatedly and we get the sense that he has had dark thoughts. Shane agrees to be sent to the Clinic. Whilst there, Harvey assures Shane that he will make a physical recovery but he is worried about his mental health. He directs Shane to a councillor in Zuzu City.

The next day Shane visits the player at their farm and informs them that he is going to take Harvey up on his offer to see the councillor.

Seven Hearts

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The player enters Marnie’s home whilst Shane is there. Shane expresses how much better he has been doing since seeing the councillor. He proceeds to gift Jas a pair of shoes.

There is another heart event that takes place in the town square if you have 7 hearts with Shane and 2 hearts with Clint and Emily.  Shane is filming an acting scene of the pair for an upcoming Joja Co competition to win 10,000g. He asks the player to be involved in the ad.

The player will also receive the Strange Bun recipe upon completing 7 hearts with Shane.

Eight Hearts

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Jas takes the player to the barn where Shane is preparing the barn for his blue chickens to lay and eventually sell eggs. He shows a newfound ambition to be a part of the business and to pass it onto Jas one day.

After this heart event takes place the player has unlocked blue chickens.

Whenever a chicken egg is placed in the incubator (or purchased form Marnie) there is a 25% chance of it being a blue chicken.

Ten Hearts

Shane and the player attend a Gridball game together in the city. Shane takes the moment to say thank you to the player for being there for him during his hardships. Shane kisses the player and then walks away apologising. The player catches up to him and kisses him again.

Now you know everything about Shane, why not check out our guide on Stardew Valley Penny?


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