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What Does Shane Like in Stardew Valley?

In the vibrant world of Stardew Valley, where farming and community thrive, one character stands out with a compelling backstory and complex personality: Shane.

In this article, we will delve into the life of Shane, uncovering his schedule, relationships, preferred gifts, favorite movies, heart events, marriage prospects, memorable quotes, quests, portraits, timelines, trivia, and his evolving history within the game.

Overview of Shane

Shane, a troubled individual with a rugged appearance, is an employee at JojaMart. He is known for his blue hair, untidy beard, and weathered appearance. 

Shane’s personality is multi-faceted, with layers of complexity. On the surface, he appears bitter and dismissive, but deeper exploration reveals his vulnerability and the emotional hardships he has endured. 

His battle with depression poses unique challenges that players can help him overcome, making him a character with a rich character arc.

Stardew Valley - Shane with chicken


Offering gifts to Shane twice a week will help improve your friendship with him. Especially on his birthday, Spring 20th, where gifts have an 8x multiplier effect on your friendship points.

Shane’s Loved Gifts

To significantly increase your friendship points with Shane, consider giving him his loved gifts:

All Universal Loves

Like many villagers in Stardew Valley, Shane has a penchant for the universally loved items: Golden Pumpkin, Magic Rock Candy, Pearl, Prismatic Shard, and Rabbit’s Foot.


Shane’s fondness for beer is no secret. It’s one of the items he absolutely loves, so gifting him a cold one will definitely bring a smile to his face. You can brew it yourself using Wheat or purchase it from the Stardrop Saloon for 400g each.

shane's reaction stardew valley


Shane has a soft spot for pizza. Ordering a delicious slice from the Saloon for 300g or cooking one yourself using 1x Wheat Flour, 1x Tomato, and 1x Cheese will definitely make his day. The recipe for Pizza is obtained by watching The Queen of Sauce on Spring 7th, Year 2.

Hot Peppers

Another item that Shane likes is spicy hot peppers. You can grow them on your farm during the summer season for 5 days and regrow them every 3 days. Purchase Pepper seeds at Pierre’s General Store for 40g each, or at JojaMart, where Shane works, for a more expensive 50g each.

Stardew Valley - hot pepper inventory

Pepper Poppers

This spicy snack is a perfect gift for Shane, who loves hot peppers. You can cook it with 1x Hot Pepper and 1x Cheese, with its recipe given by Shane upon reaching a 3 Heart Friendship Level or higher.

Shane’s Liked Gifts

While loved gifts are the best you can give to Shane, liked gifts are also a good option to increase your friendship points:

All Eggs (excluding Void Egg)

Shane, who loves caring for his chickens at Marnie’s Ranch, appreciates receiving eggs as they are versatile and can be used in various recipes. You can obtain eggs by raising chickens on your farm inside a coop.

All Universal Likes (excluding Pickles)

Shane shares universally liked items with the villagers of Stardew Valley. These items include:

All Fruit (excluding Hot Pepper)

Stardew Valley - cactus fruit inventory

Shane likes fruits Ancient Fruit, Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cactus Fruit, Cherry, Coconut, Cranberries, Crystal Fruit, Grape, Mango, Melon, Orange, Peach, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Qi Fruit, Rhubarb, Salmonberry, Starfruit, Strawberry, and Wild Plum.

Neutral Gifts

There are gifts that neither impress nor disappoint Shane. Knowing these neutral gifts helps players avoid accidentally damaging their relationships:

Disliked Gifts

Certain gifts are disliked by Shane, and giving them can strain the relationship. Recognizing these items prevents unintended setbacks:

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Hated Gifts

Finally, some gifts evoke strong negative emotions in Shane. Understanding his hated gifts is essential to avoid damaging the relationship:

Movies & Concessions

Shane's Loved Movies

Everyones headed to the movies

Shane's Liked Movies

A movie date with Shane watching his liked movies will grant a 100 Friendship point increase.

Loved Concessions (+50 Friendship Points)

Liked Concessions (+25 Friendship Points)

Movies and Concessions Shane Dislikes

Stardew Valley - Miracle at Coldstar Ranch movie

Disliked Movies

Disliked Concessions


Shane is a multifaceted character in Stardew Valley [1], and understanding his favorite gifts favorite movies, and other preferences enriches the player’s experience in this immersive world.

By discovering and indulging in his preferred gifts, you’ll increase your friendship level and play a vital role in his personal growth and transformation.

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