Stardew Valley Penny Gift Guide – How to Romance Penny in Stardew Valley

One of the most prominent themes of Stardew Valley is freedom. Removing yourself from the shackles of a sterile and uncaring corporate machine to tend the earth is, on its own, enough to appeal to the most stone-hearted of us. But that throughline touches on much more than growing crops. In Stardew Valley there is no ultimate end-game goal outside of “have fun.” Yes, you can fish, fight monsters in the mine, rebuild the community center, and more, but it’s never a requirement. You can pursue any and all activities at your leisure.

Freedom.

This philosophy extends to romance, as well. There are 12 single villagers in Pelican Town that you can romance and eventually marry via the game’s Friendship system. One of the potential love interests is Penny, a quiet girl who lives in the trailer near the river that runs through town. In this guide, we’ll run down Penny’s favorite gifts, her schedule, and all of her Friendship heart events.

Penny’s Favorite Gifts

In order to build up a relationship with Penny, you’re going to need to bring her gifts. Like all available singles in Stardew Valley, she has preferred gifts that she likes more than others. These are the best way to build your Friendship with her. Here’s the list of the gifts you can give Penny, and how you can acquire them.

The Gifts Penny Loves

  • Diamond – Gained from mining.
  • Emerald – Gained from mining.
  • Melon – Can be farmed in the summer.
  • Poppy – Can be farmed in the summer.
  • Poppyseed Muffin – Gained from cooking.
  • Red Plate – Gained from cooking.
  • Roots Platter – Gained from cooking.
  • Tom Kha Soup – Gained from cooking.
  • Sandfish – Gained from fishing.

The Gifts Penny Likes

  • All Universal Likes, except Algae Soup, Beer, Mead, Pale Ale, Pale Broth, and Wine – The Universal Likes category of gifts are items that every character will accept and enjoy. You can find the full list here.
  • Dandelion – Gained from foraging in the spring.
  • Leek – Gained from foraging in the spring.

penny in graveyard

Penny’s Schedule

In order to give Penny a gift, you actually have to find her first. Here’s what her schedule looks like throughout the year.

Spring – Monday, Thursday, Sunday

  • 8:10 AM – Heads to the town graveyard.
  • 12:30 PM – Returns to her trailer in Pelican Town.
  • 4:00 PM – Sits on a bench near the saloon with Maru.
  • 6:40 PM – Returns to her trailer.

Spring – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

  • 9:00 AM – Heads to the museum/library with Jas and Vincent.
  • 2:00 PM – Hangs out near the ice cream stand with Jas and Vincent.
  • 4:20 PM – Walks Vincent home.
  • 5:50 PM – Walks Jas home.
  • 6:30 PM – Returns to her trailer.

Spring – Saturday

  • 9:00 AM – Hangs out in her room in the trailer.
  • 10:00 AM – Heads to the town graveyard with Jas and Vincent.
  • 12:00 PM – Heads to the playground with Jas and Vincent.
  • 5:00 PM – Takes Jas and Vincent to Emily and Haley’s house.
  • 6:30 PM – Returns to her trailer.

Summer – Monday, Thursday, Sunday

  • 8:00 AM – Heads to the river behind the JojaMart.
  • 1:00 PM – Sits on a bench near the community center.
  • 6:00 PM – Returns to her trailer to do dishes.
  • 8:00 PM – Returns to her bedroom for the night.

Summer – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

  • 8:00 AM – Hangs out near the town graveyard.
  • 12:30 PM – Returns to her trailer.
  • 4:00 PM – Sits on a bench near the saloon.
  • 6:30 PM – Returns to her trailer.

Summer – Saturday

  • 10:00 AM – Hangs out near the town graveyard.
  • 12:00 PM – Takes Jas and Vincent to the playground.
  • 5:00 PM – Takes Jas and Vincent to Emily’s house.
  • 8:00 PM – Returns to her trailer.

Fall – Monday, Thursday, Sunday

  • 8:00 AM – Hangs out near the town graveyard.
  • 12:30 PM – Returns to her trailer to do the dishes.
  • 4:00 PM – Sits on a bench near the saloon with Maru.
  • 6:40 PM – Returns to her trailer.

Fall – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

  • 9:00 AM – Visits the museum.
  • 2:00 PM – Hangs out near the bridge over the river in town.
  • 5:50 PM – Arrives at Marnie’s Ranch.
  • 8:00 PM – Returns to her trailer.

Fall – Saturday

  • 10:00 AM – Gets out of bed.
  • 11:00 AM – Hangs out near the town graveyard.
  • 1:00 PM – Takes Jas and Vincent to the playground.
  • 6:20 PM – Arrives at Emily’s house with Jas and Vincent.
  • 8:40 PM – Returns to her trailer.

Penny’s birthday is on the 2nd of Fall, so be sure to gift her something special on that day!

Winter – Monday, Thursday, Sunday

  • 8:00 AM – Hangs out near the town graveyard.
  • 12:30 PM – Returns to her trailer to do dishes.
  • 4:00 PM – Sits on a bench near the saloon with Maru.
  • 6:40 PM – Returns to her trailer.

Winter – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

  • 9:00 AM – Hangs out in the museum.
  • 2:00 PM – Hangs out on the bridge near the river in town.
  • 5:40 PM – Arrives at Marnie’s Ranch.
  • 8:00 PM – Returns to her trailer.

Winter – Saturday

  • 2:30 PM – Hangs out at the playground.
  • 5:00 PM – Takes Jas and Vincent to Emily’s house.
  • 8:00 PM – Returns to her trailer.

The 4th of Winter

Penny has an appointment at the clinic on this day. This is her altered schedule:

  • 9:00 AM – Hangs out in her trailer.
  • 11:30 AM – Heads to Harvey’s clinic.
  • 4:00 PM – Leaves the clinic and hangs out in town.
  • 7:00 PM – Returns to her trailer.

If you’ve managed to fully restore the community center, Penny will head there during many Winter days. She’ll hang out there, reading a book.

penny in trailer

Penny’s Heart Events

Like all characters, once you hit a certain level of Friendship with Penny, you can experience specific events. Here’s how to trigger each one.

  • Two Heart Event – Enter town on a sunny day between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
  • Four Heart Event – Enter her trailer while she’s home.
  • Six Heart Event – Enter her trailer while she’s home.
  • Eight Heart Event – Enter the Cindersap Forest between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
  • Ten Heart Event – You’ll get a letter from Penny. After this, enter the pool area of the spa between 7:00 PM and midnight.
  • 14 Heart Event – Enter the farmhouse between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM while she’s home.

And that’s how to romance Penny in Stardew Valley! Did this guide help you out? Let us know in the comments section!

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Sam Desatoff

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