Finding the perfect gift for a loved can be amazingly difficult. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve risked it on a whim and gotten someone something that they probably had to fake a smile for.
Perhaps most recently, one of my biggest gift flops was buying my eighty-one-year-old grandfather a raunchy book on Elizabethan history. He politely told me it was gross.
I want to help you avoid a similar gift flop. If you happen to know someone who loves Stardew Valley, then this is the guide for you. Here are a few of the best gifts for Stardew Valley fans that I was able to find on Amazon.
Best Gifts for Stardew Valley Fans
Stardrop Saloon Laser Engraved Wineglasses
I didn’t personally spend a lot of time in the Stardrop Saloon in all my Stardew Valley playtime, but maybe the person you’re hoping to gift did. Even if they didn’t, these chic wine glasses are great for the wine-loving Stardew Valley fan in your life.
Plus, the design is laser-engraved into the glass. That means that it won’t wash or scratch off. It’s something the owner will get to enjoy for years to come – if they don’t mind breaking out their geeky wine glasses for guests.
- Surprisingly refined in appearance.
- Since the design is laser-etched, it won’t scratch or wash off.
- Perfect subtle reference to Stardew Valley that dedicated fans will love.
- Can be used for a wide range of situations, whether it’s enjoying a glass of wine in the tub or breaking out glasses for a dinner party.
- None that I can think of. Even if you don’t drink wine out of the glass, it’s always nice to have more glasses around.
Stardew Valley Coffee Mug
I promise this list won’t be all drinking vessels, but I couldn’t resist adding this Stardew Valley coffee mug to it. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely have and will likely drink coffee from a wine glass again, but it’s much more prudent to have an actual coffee mug for that.
That’s where this little beauty comes into play. It has the in-game stats for coffee, which are surprisingly fitting in real life, as well.
It also has a generous eleven-ounce capacity. It should be more than enough to fit a large serving of coffee in.
- Large capacity mug can hold beefy amounts of coffee.
- The stats on the outside are undeniably amusing.
- There’s a strong possibility your recipient will use this every morning.
- There is at least one report of the print quality on the mug being subpar.
If you’re looking for a cute little gift that could bring a smile to anyone’s face, these Junimos magnets are perfect. Any Stardew Valley completionist will recognize these adorable forest spirits.
Chances are, the person you’re gifting (or even you) spent time meticulously preparing bundles for the junimos in the community center. Smack these magnets onto your fridge to remind yourself to put offerings of food inside. Put them up in your office to brighten up your fluorescent-illuminated dungeon.
Wherever they go, they’re bound to make you feel at least a tiny bit cheerier.
- Printed with fade-resistant ink so you can enjoy them for a long time.
- You can use them indoors or outdoors.
- If they get dirty, you can wash them.
- Some have reported that the print quality on the magnets could be better.
Stardew Valley Map Blanket
There’s nothing like getting to bundle up in a soft blanket at the end of a long day. That’s why I think this Stardew Valley map blanket is absolutely worth mention.
I don’t know about you, but I have probably close to a dozen blankets in my house. Do I use all of them? Absolutely not. Do I keep buying more? You bet.
Blankets are a safe gift for pretty much anyone. If it’s a child, they can lay it on their bed. If it’s an adult, they can wrap themselves up in it after a soul-sucking day at work and pretend to be a responsibility-free kid again.
- It’s made from soft and durable microfiber polyester.
- Suitable for any age.
- If you don’t like the Stardew Valley map, the blanket also comes in many other versions with different maps.
- Available in three different sizes.
- For easy cleanup, you can just toss it in your washer machine.
- It’s a bit on the thin side.
A board game is obviously quite different from a video game, so there isn’t necessarily a perfect comparison between Everdell and Stardew Valley. Plus, the characters in the game are animals (think something along the lines of Redwall) rather than people.
However, I feel the whimisical, rich artstyle and resource-gathering gameplay of Everdell might appeal to a Stardew Valley player. The board even has this large three-dimensional tree on it that is visually striking.
- Like in Stardew Valley, players must work to build various constructions and gather resources.
- Easy to learn to play.
- Highly replayable.
- Gorgeous artstyle that pretty much anyone can appreciate.
- A few owners have noted problems with the tree – that it gets in the way or that it’s fragile.
Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition
If you have more of a budget and the person you’re gifting has a Nintendo Switch, consider getting them the Collector’s Edition of Stardew Valley. It’s a cute bundle filled with a handful of extras in addition to the game.
The extras you’ll get include a wooden standee display, a lapel pin, a Junimo comic, a cleaning cloth, and this adorable deed to your farm. Of course, there’s also a physical copy of the game for the Switch.
Frankly, I wouldn’t recommend this for everyone. It’s pretty pricey, and whether you think all the extras are worth the price is up to you personally. However, if the person in question is really dedicated to the game, they’ll probably think the package is cute.
- Includes a physical copy of the game.
- Comes with a bunch of Stardew Valley-related extras.
- Packaged in an attractive box.
- Tends to be on the expensive side.
- Only applicable to those who own a Nintendo Switch.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Stardew Valley has a lot in common with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. We’ve actually written an in-depth comparison of ACNH and Stardew Valley if you want a long list of their similarities and differences.
If the person in question plays Stardew Valley on the Nintendo Switch, why not get them another game they’ll likely enjoy? In ACNH, they’ll be able to build and upgrade a home on an exclusive island. They’ll need to gather resources, interact with other island residents, and build a town to their liking.
Of course, it’s not guaranteed that if you like one, you’ll like the other. But there’s so much in common with ACNH and Stardew Valley that I think it’s highly likely you’ll enjoy both.
- Highly replayable.
- You can spend hundreds of hours building and redoing your island.
- The game rewards you for regular play – in fact, it can get kind of addicting.
- You can interact with other players online.
- It’s perhaps too addictive? I used to play this for several hours a day for weeks. I feel like I could easily pick it up again at any time and get deeply addicted to it again.
Onwon Wrist Rest Mousepad
I know this isn’t Stardew Valley merchandise, exactly, but it’s adjacent to it. If your Stardew Valley fan happens to be a PC gamer, there’s a chance they’re not providing their wrist the support it needs while playing.
A good mousepad can make all the difference. And your mousepad doesn’t have to be boring – you can have one that’s undeniably cute, like this cow mousepad.
No matter which game they choose to play, the person you give this to will be reminded of their farmstead in Stardew Valley.
- Great for fans of Stardew Valley or those who just think cows are cute.
- Ergonomic memory foam wrist rest will keep you comfy while you game.
- Encourages the proper wrist posture while using a computer.
- Tends to be an affordable gift.
- The gel in the cushion can shift around after a long time of resting your wrist on it.
Choosing the Right Gift for the Stardew Valley Fan in Your Life
As guilty as it might make you feel when shopping for gifts, you want to get something that’s within your budget. This is probably something you should think about first, perhaps before you’ve even started shopping.
I tried to include gifts to fit a wide range of budgets on this list. Unfortunately, there are surprisingly few Stardew Valley items available for purchase. Maybe it has something to do with licensing.
Anyway, I usually determine an outline of my budget before I even begin looking at things for someone. This gives you parameters to work with so you can narrow down the candidates.
Obviously, when you’re picking a gift, you should take into consideration the age of the person you’re gifting. You want to get them something they’ll actually enjoy and have a use for.
In other words, don’t buy the laser-engraved wine glasses on this list for a middle schooler. You might want to go with the magnets or something instead.
Another thing you should consider with all fandom-related gifts is the design of the gift itself. I mean this on several different levels, but starting with appearance.
You want something that makes the recipient think of the fandom in question. In this case, pixelated gifts work especially well for Stardew Valley fans because it will call to mind the game.
The other aspect I’m referring to when I say “design” is what the gift is actually used for. Your potential giftee might not want a sticker that they can only use once, but may get more from a mousepad. Similarly, you won’t want to buy the Switch version of the game if the recipient plays Stardew Valley on their PC.
Another large consideration to make is how often the person you’re gifting will use your gift. You can’t always predict this – especially with kids, whose interests seem to change with the seasons – but you can get a general idea based on the gift you pick.
For instance, if you buy them a game they’ll like, such as Animal Crossing, they’ll probably use it more often than magnets or stickers. A poster also would see limited use, and unless framed, would need to be thrown out eventually.
I realized something kind of strange while looking for Stardew Valley merch: there isn’t as much of it as I expected to find, given the astronomical popularity of the game. Maybe it’s licensing stuff, maybe it’s because the game has had its ups and downs when it comes to its trendiness…whatever the reason, you’ll have to get a little creative when you’re planning on gifting a Stardew Valley fan.
My personal favorite gift on this list would be the Stardew Valley Map Blanket, but I just have an affinity for blankets. I’m wrapped up in a giant blanket right now. I feel like they’re a flexible, easy gift and that most people would like them.
Of course, if a blanket seems a little too basic, you might want to consider something more interesting like Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Just make sure the recipient has a Switch first.