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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Villager Gift Guide - Best Gifts for Each Villager

A gift for a horse, not a gift horse.

If you finally have some disposable income in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you may be eager to start giving gifts to your friendly neighborhood villagers. But what are the best items to give them? Whether you’re simply trying not to give them something they hate, or trying to maximize your hidden friendship meter, our Animal Crossing Villager Gifts guide will help you get familiar with the process.

We’ve added the six new Sanrio villagers and 16 new Update 2.0 villagers. Get gifting!

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An important part of maintaining your friendship with the villagers on your island is giving them gifts. If this value ever reaches zero, they’ll start asking if they should move out. Every villager starts at 25 points, so it may take a few days for them to leave once they first move in.

The most efficient way to improve friendship is by gifting furniture. Villagers are not super picky about what you give them when it comes to housing items, however the same can’t be said for clothing.

Here’s how the points break down:

  • Garbage: -2 points
  • Flowers, Insects, Tools, Music, Umbrellas (non-frog villagers), Clothing of Preferred Style: +2 points
  • Furniture: +3 points
  • Umbrellas (frog-villagers), Non-preferred Clothing, Anything Else: +1 point
  • Wrapped Gift: +1 point

You always earn an additional point if you wrap the gift as well so make sure to do that just before handing it over. Don’t wrap them all at once or you may accidentally give it to the wrong person. You can also earn up to three bonus points depending on how good of a friend you are with that villager.

Keep in mind that you can only give one gift per day and you must be good enough friends with a villager before you can give them anything. Talk to them every day if you can’t yet give them anything.

It’s completely up to you whether or not you want to give furniture to your villagers. Many avoid doing so because it can ruin the initial design of their house. Instead, many experienced players turn to clothing which is why we’ve prepared all of those details below.

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What Do Each of the Clothing Tags Mean?

Every villager has preferred colors and style of clothes. Colors are pretty easy to understand outside of Colorful, so we’ve skipped all of those. It can be a bit harder to decipher what each style actually means. What qualifies as Gorgeous? Here’s a quick rundown of those:

Colorful – These villagers also like clothes that are, well, colorful. Whether the clothes have lots of different colors or just very vibrant ones, they’ll be satisfied. Think the Starry Tank which is white with red, green, blue, and yellow stars.

Elegant – Those will the elegant style like fancy looking clothes. From dresses, to suits and dress pants. Fancy glasses, hats, and the like will satisfy these villagers.

Gorgeous – Regardless of the game’s assigned gender, fans of the gorgeous style will enjoy dresses, fancy hats, hair pins, and other similar items.

Cool – Some villagers like to look cool when they dress up. This is obviously a bit subjective, but think along the lines of the biker jackets. These villagers like to look hip too. Give them shades, caps, and layered clothes.

Simple – This is the base trait for many villagers. In short, they like plain clothes. Nothing too flashy or strange.

Cute – Cute is pretty self-explanatory. Give these villagers frilly dresses, adorable accessories, some super comfortable plush sweaters, and items like that.

Active – These villagers like to be ready to work out. Sporty shades, baseball caps, and lots of other items from sports or meant for running.

Animal Crossing Best Villager Gifts

Here are all of the preferences each villager has. We recommend using CTRL + F to jump to the villager you’re looking for. They’re grouped by species type.

Special thanks to NookPlaza for being a great resource for this information. If you want specific clothing recommendations, they have a tool that offers that.

Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Drago Orange, Red Elegant, Gorgeous
Roswell Beige, Brown Simple, Elegant
Del Blue, White Cool, Simple
Gayle Pink, White Cute
Alfonso Red, Blue Simple
Boots Colorful, Purple Gorgeous, Active
Alli Yellow, Brown Gorgeous, Elegant
Sly Brown, Green Cool, Simple
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Anabelle Green, Blue Cute, Simple
Annalisa Red, Pink Elegant, Gorgeous
Antonio Light Blue, Blue Simple
Zoe Pink, White Cute, Simple
Olaf Red, Black Elegant, Gorgeous
Cyrano Yellow, Beige Cool, Active
Pango Orange, Purple Elegant, Cool
Snooty Green, Yellow Simple
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Megan Yellow, Light Blue Cute, Simple
Ursala Red, Orange Simple, Cute
Grizzly Red, Black Cool, Simple
Charlise Red, Orange Active, Cute
Pinky Red, Pink Cute, Simple
Tutu Pink, Red Cute, Simple
Groucho Black, Gray Cool, Simple
Ike Green, Blue Cool
Curt Blue, White Cool
Beardo Brown, Blue Elegant
Chow Black, White Cool, Gorgeous
Nate White, Green Simple
Paula Orange, Green Cute, Active
Klaus Gray, White Simple
Teddy Yellow, Orange Simple
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Jacques Green, Black Cool, Simple
Lucha Black, Gray Active, Cool
Piper Black, White Elegant, Gorgeous
Anchovy Colorful, Orange Simple
Jay Blue, Light Blue Active
Midge Pink Cute, Simple
Ace Aqua, Green Active, Cute
Admiral Black, Blue Cool
Jacob Green, Red Simple
Jitters Yellow, Orange Active
Peck Beige, Red Simple, Active
Robin Light Blue, Purple Elegant, Cool
Sparro Green, Gray Active, Simple
Twiggy Pink, Blue Simple, Cute
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Stu Brown, Beige Simple
Rodeo Black, Red Simple, Cool
Vic Light Blue, Blue Cool, Active
Angus Red, Black Cool
Coach Blue, Red Active
T-Bone Blue, Black Cool, Simple
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Ankha Colorful, Brown Gorgeous, Simple
Raymond Black, Gray Elegant, Cool
Bob Colorful, Red Simple, Cute
Felicity Yellow, Orange Cute
Lolly Gray, Pink Simple
Punchy Blue, Light Blue Simple
Kabuki Purple, Red Simple
Merry Pink, Light Blue Cute
Rosie Pink, Red Cute
Tangy Green, Yellow Simple, Cute
Katt Purple, Black Cool
Kid Cat Red Active, Simple
Kiki Brown, Beige Simple
Mitzi Brown, Beige Simple
Olivia White, Black Cool, Elegant
Purrl Gray, Blue Cool, Elegant
Tom Black, Gray Cool, Simple
Kitty Green, Gray Elegant, Gorgeous
Moe Black, Gray Active, Simple
Monique Purple, Pink Gorgeous, Elegant
Rudy Yellow, Beige Active, Simple
Stinky Red, Blue Active, Simple
Tabby Black, Gray Active, Cool
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Becky Purple, Pink Gorgeous, Elegant
Ken Purple, Blue Cool, Simple
Knox Brown, Red Elegant, Gorgeous
Plucky Light Blue, Yellow Cool, Simple
Ava Red, Gray Elegant, Cute
Benedict Blue, Purple Simple
Broffina Black, Red Gorgeous, Elegant
Egbert Beige, Brown Simple
Goose Blue, White Simple, Active
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Naomi Colorful, Purple Elegant, Gorgeous
Norma White, Light Blue Cute, Simple
Patty Orange, Red Simple, Cute
Tipper Colorful, Pink Gorgeous, Cute
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Judy Pink, White Cute, Elegant
Marty Brown, Yellow Cute, Elegant
Stitches Colorful, White Simple, Cute
Bluebear White, Blue Simple, Cute
June White, Red Simple, Cute
Maple Beige, Green Simple, Cute
Cheri Yellow, Light Blue Simple, Cute
Pekoe Red, Beige Elegant, Cute
Olive Brown, Yellow Simple
Poncho Orange, Yellow Simple
Tammy Red, Purple Cool, Active
Barold Yellow, Black Simple, Cool
Chester Yellow, Green Simple
Kody Colorful, White Active, Simple
Murphy Blue, White Simple, Cool
Pudge Green, Blue Simple
Vladimir Yellow, Colorful Simple, Cool
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Beau Beige, Orange Simple, Cute
Diana Purple, Pink Elegant, Gorgeous
Chelsea Pink, White Cute, Gorgeous
Fauna Beige, White Simple, Cute
Shino Red, Black Elegant, Gorgeous
Deirdre Orange Simple
Erik Beige, Red Simple
Bam Green, Brown Active, Simple
Lopez Gray Gorgeous
Zell Purple, Gray Cool, Gorgeous
Bruce Black, Red Cool, Simple
Fuchsia Pink Cool
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Lucky Beige, White Simple
Cherry Black, Purple Cool, Elegant
Frett Gray, Brown Cool, Active
Cookie Green, Light Blue Cute
Bones Beige, Brown Simple, Cute
Butch Blue, Gray Cool, Simple
Goldie Yellow, Orange Simple, Cute
Portia Purple, Black Elegant, Gorgeous
Shep Light Blue, Blue Simple, Cool
Bea Light Blue, Green Simple, Cool
Benjamin Red, White Simple
Biskit Purple, Colorful Gorgeous, Simple
Daisy Colorful, Blue Simple, Cute
Mac Red, Black Active, Cool
Maddie Purple, Pink Simple, Cute
Marcel Green, Blue Simple, Cool
Walker Orange, Red Simple
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Ketchup Light Blue, White Cute
Molly Yellow, Pink Cute, Simple
Bill Blue, Purple Active
Drake Brown, Red Cool, Simple
Gloria Black, Gray Gorgeous, Elegant
Pompom Pink, Light Blue Cute, Simple
Scoot Beige, Blue Active, Simple
Deena Colorful, Blue Simple, Cute
Derwin Yellow, Beige Simple, Elegant
Freckles Green, Colorful Simple, Cute
Joey Green, Blue Simple
Maelle Pink, White Cool, Simple
Mallary Blue, White Cool, Gorgeous
Miranda Blue, Purple Elegant, Gorgeous
Pate Yellow, White Simple, Cute
Quillson Beige, Orange Elegant, Cool
Weber Blue, Black Cool, Simple
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Apollo Black Cool, Simple
Quinn Black, White Cool, Elegant
Celia Pink, Green Elegant, Cute
Amelia Black, White Cool, Elegant
Avery Orange, Brown Simple, Gorgeous
Keaton Blue, White Gorgeous, Cool
Pierce Orange, Yellow Elegant, Active
Sterling Blue, Red Simple, Elegant
Buzz Yellow, Red Simple, Active
Frank Brown, Yellow Gorgeous, Cool
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Tia Black, White Cute, Elegant
Cyd Black, Yellow Cool, Active
Chai Blue, Aqua Cute, Elegant
Ellie Gray, Pink Simple, Cute
Eloise Green, Orange Elegant, Simple
Margie Pink, Red Elegant, Cute
Opal Black, Orange Elegant, Cool
Tucker Yellow, Orange Active, Simple
Axel Green, White Active, Simple
Big Top Green Simple, Active
Dizzy Yellow, Blue Simple
Paolo Gray, Light Blue Simple, Elegant
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Lily White, Yellow Cute, Simple
Ribbot Blue, Light Blue Simple, Active
Cousteau Green, Red Elegant, Gorgeous
Diva Purple, Light Blue Elegant, Gorgeous
Drift Orange, Red Simple, Active
Henry Light Blue, Blue Cool, Simple
Jeremiah Orange, Yellow Simple
Puddles Green, Pink Cute, Gorgeous
Tad Yellow, Colorful Active, Simple
Camofrog Blue, White Cool, Active
Croque Red, Orange Elegant, Cool
Frobert Blue, Colorful Active, Simple
Gigi Black, White Gorgeous, Elegant
Huck Green, Yellow Simple, Cool
Jambette Brown Cool
Prince Yellow, White Simple, Active
Raddle White, Gray Elegant, Simple
Wart Jr. Blue, Purple Simple
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Sherb Gray, Blue Simple, Cute
Pashmina Red, Colorful Cool, Elegant
Chevre Red, Pink Cute, Elegant
Kidd Gray, White Elegant, Cool
Nan Orange, Yellow Simple, Elegant
Billy Blue, Purple Simple, Active
Gruff Purple, Black Cool, Gorgeous
Velma Light Blue, Purple Elegant, Gorgeous
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Boone Colorful, Red Elegant, Cool
Rilla Red, Blue Cute, Elegant
Louie Gray, Red Active, Simple
Al Red, White Active
Boyd Red, Black Simple, Cool
Cesar Blue, Light Blue Cool, Elegant
Hans Gray, Blue Elegant, Gorgeous
Peewee Orange, Blue Active, Cool
Rocket Pink, Red Active, Cool
Violet Purple, Pink Gorgeous, Cool
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Apple Colorful, Red Cute, Simple
Marlo Black, Brown Cool, Gorgeous
Flurry Red, Pink Elegant, Cute
Hamlet Purple, Blue Simple, Active
Graham Green, Orange Simple, Cool
Solei Red, Yellow Cool, Gorgeous
Clay Beige, Brown Elegant, Simple
Hamphrey Gray, Beige Cool, Simple
Rodney Pink, Colorful Gorgeous, Cool
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Bertha Pink, White Cute, Elegant
Bubbles Purple, Pink Active, Cute
Bitty Pink, Orange Cute, Elegant
Harry Green, Orange Cool, Simple
Hippeux Brown, Green Elegant, Gorgeous
Rocco Yellow, Black Simple, Cool
Biff Black, Blue Gorgeous, Active
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Julian Purple, Blue Gorgeous, Cool
Reneigh Black, Purple Cool, Gorgeous
Roscoe Black, Gray Cool, Gorgeous
Annalise Blue, Purple Elegant, Active
Cleo Light Blue, White Cute, Elegant
Colton Blue, Red Gorgeous, Elegant
Papi Orange, Light Blue Simple
Elmer Blue, White Simple, Cool
Savannah Light Blue, Blue Cool, Simple
Buck Gray, Brown Active, Simple
Clyde Green, White Simple, Cute
Ed Black, Gray Gorgeous, Elegant
Peaches Colorful, Light Blue Cute, Simple
Victoria Yellow, Orange Active, Simple
Winnie White, Gray Cool, Simple
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Carrie Red, Colorful Cute
Rooney Gray, Black Active
Sylvia Yellow, Green Simple, Gorgeous
Astrid Black, Colorful Cool, Active
Kitt Purple, Red Elegant, Simple
Marcie Pink, Beige Cute, Elegant
Mathilda White, Red Cool, Gorgeous
Walt Black, Gray Cool
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Eugene Black, Gray Cool, Gorgeous
Faith Red, White Elegant, Cute
Alice Red, Pink Cute
Lyman Light Blue, Yellow Simple, Active
Melba White, Green Cute
Ozzie Yellow, Orange Simple, Cute
Sydney Beige, Yellow Cute, Simple
Yuka Orange, Yellow Cool, Elegant
Canberra Green, Light Blue Active, Cool
Gonzo Black, Green Simple, Cool
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Leopold Purple, Green Elegant, Gorgeous
Lionel Green, Gray Gorgeous, Active
Bud Green, Yellow Active, Simple
Elvis Red, Black Gorgeous, Elegant
Mott Blue, Green Active, Elegant
Rex Blue, Light Blue Simple, Cute
Rory Blue, Red Simple, Active
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Deli Purple, Brown Gorgeous, Elegant
Nana Pink, White Cute
Shari Light Blue, Yellow Cute, Active
Tiansheng Green, Yellow Cool, Elegant
Elise Purple, Red Elegant, Gorgeous
Flip Blue, Yellow Active, Simple
Monty Yellow, Gray Cool
Simon Red, Colorful Simple, Active
Tammi Purple, Green Cute, Active
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Dora Blue, Light Blue Simple, Elegant
Petri White, Gray Simple, Cool
Bella Black, Purple Cool, Active
Bettina White, Red Simple, Elegant
Bree Black, Blue Elegant, Gorgeous
Penelope Pink, Red Cute, Gorgeous
Rod Blue, Light Blue Active, Cool
Samson Red, Yellow Simple, Active
Anicotti Red, Pink Simple, Elegant
Broccolo Colorful, Yellow Simple, Cute
Candi Light Blue, Yellow Simple, Cute
Chadder Black, Gray Elegant, Gorgeous
Greta Pink, Purple Elegant, Simple
Limberg Green, Blue Simple, Cool
Moose Purple, Red Cool, Gorgeous
Rizzo Black, Gray Simple, Cool
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Marina Pink, Red Cute
Zucker Blue, Yellow Simple, Cute
Octavian Black, White Cool, Simple
Cephalobot Black, White Simple, Active
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Blanche Black, Brown Elegant, Gorgeous
Flora Colorful, Pink Cute, Active
Rio Orange, Green Cool, Cute
Phoebe Black, Red Gorgeous, Cool
Cranston Beige, Brown Simple, Cool
Gladys Green, Pink Elegant, Cute
Julia Purple, Red Elegant, Gorgeous
Phil Green, Red Elegant, Cool
Queenie Black, Gray Gorgeous, Elegant
Sandy Light Blue, White Simple, Cool
Sprocket Orange, Green Simple, Active
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Roald Red, Yellow Active, Simple
Chabwick Yellow, Gray Cute, Active
Sprinkle Light Blue, White Cute, Elegant
Aurora Pink, Red Cute, Elegant
Friga Pink, Black Elegant, Gorgeous
Gwen Green, White Gorgeous, Elegant
Hopper Yellow, Red Cool, Simple
Boomer Brown, Beige Simple, Cool
Cube Yellow, Colorful Simple, Cute
Flo Red, Purple Cool, Gorgeous
Iggly Red, Blue Active, Simple
Puck Blue, Red Active, Simple
Tex Black, Gray Cool, Elegant
Wade Light Blue, Blue Simple, Gorgeous
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Gala Pink, White Cute, Elegant
Hugh Beige, Yellow Simple, Active
Agnes Pink, White Simple, Elegant
Curly Yellow, Colorful Simple, Active
Kevin Black, Red Active, Simple
Lucy Pink, Red Cute, Elegant
Boris Purple, Black Cool, Gorgeous
Chops Red, Green Gorgeous, Elegant
Cobb White, Blue Simple, Active
Maggie Green, Yellow Cute, Elegant
Pancetti Red, Yellow Cute, Gorgeous
Peggy Blue, Red Cute, Active
Rasher Blue, Black Cool, Simple
Spork Green, Colorful Simple, Active
Truffles Green, Red Cute, Gorgeous
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Coco Beige, Green Simple, Cute
Sasha Blue, White Simple, Cute
Toby Green, Red Cute, Elegant
Ruby Light Blue, Pink Cute, Active
Bunnie Green, Pink Cute
Chrissy Pink, White Cute
Cole Orange, Colorful Simple, Cute
Francine Blue, Black Elegant, Gorgeous
Genji Green, Purple Elegant, Simple
Mira Red, Yellow Active, Cool
Tiffany Black, Red Gorgeous, Cool
Bonbon Light Blue, Yellow Cute, Elegant
Carmen Green, Beige Elegant, Cute
Claude Black, Colorful Simple
Doc Gray, Beige Simple, Elegant
Dotty Blue, Black Simple, Cute
Gabi Brown, Red Cute, Gorgeous
Hopkins Blue, Yellow Simple, Active
O’Hare Blue, Light Blue Active, Cool
Snake Black, Blue Active, Simple
Gaston Brown, Orange Simple, Gorgeous
Pippy Green, Brown Cute, Simple
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Merengue White, Red Cute, Simple
Hornsby Green, Brown Simple
Azalea Purple, Pink Elegant, Gorgeous
Tank Red, Green Active, Simple
Renee Purple, Yellow Cool, Active
Rhonda Purple, Black Elegant, Gorgeous
Spike Black, Gray Cool, Gorgeous
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Dom Red, Colorful Active, Cute
Etoile Aqua, Pink Cute, Gorgeous
Muffy Black, Purple Gorgeous, Elegant
Pietro Colorful, Red Gorgeous, Simple
Baabara Purple, Blue Gorgeous, Elegant
Curlos Red, Green Active, Gorgeous
Eunice Beige, Orange Simple, Elegant
Frita Yellow, Red Active, Cute
Stella Yellow, Beige Simple
Timbra Green, Brown Elegant, Gorgeous
Willow White, Pink Cute, Gorgeous
Cashmere Purple, Beige Gorgeous, Elegant
Vesta Orange, Red Simple, Cute
Wendy Red, Green Cool, Gorgeous
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Marshal Light Blue, Blue Elegant, Cool
Ione White, Black Cool, Cute
Poppy Green, Yellow Cute, Elegant
Caroline Colorful, White Cute, Gorgeous
Filbert Blue, White Simple, Cute
Hazel Red, Yellow Active, Cute
Mint Pink, Purple Gorgeous, Cute
Static Black, Yellow Cool, Active
Agent S Blue, Black Active, Simple
Blaire Orange, Brown Gorgeous, Elegant
Cally Red, Green Cute, Elegant
Nibbles Red, Yellow Cute, Active
Peanut Red, Colorful Cute
Pecan Purple, Beige Elegant, Gorgeous
Sally White, Beige Simple, Elegant
Sylvana Green, Purple Cute, Simple
Tasha Beige, Gray Elegant, Gorgeous
Ricky Blue, Red Cool, Simple
Sheldon Green, Yellow Active, Cool
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Bangle Yellow, Green Gorgeous, Cute
Bianca Pink, Orange Cute
Claudia Purple, White Gorgeous, Elegant
Rolf Blue, Black Cool, Active
Leonardo Red, Black Active, Gorgeous
Rowan Light Blue, Gray Active, Simple
Tybalt Blue, Purple Active, Simple
Villager Favorite Colors Favorite Style
Audie Green, White Cute, Active
Whitney Blue, Light Blue Elegant, Cool
Freya Green, Blue Elegant, Cool
Skye Blue, White Cute
Chief White, Gray Cool, Simple
Fang White, Light Blue Simple, Cool
Wolfgang Black, Green Cool, Active
Lobo Black, Beige Cool, Active
Dobie Brown, Beige Simple, Cool
Kyle Black, White Gorgeous, Cool
Vivian Gray, Purple Gorgeous, Elegant

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Dillon Skiffington

Dillon is the Senior Game Guides Editor at Fanbyte. He's been writing about video games for 15 years and has thousands of hours logged in FFXIV and hundreds of hours in Destiny 2.