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Stardew Valley Alex Gifts Guide: Heart Events, Loves, Likes, Hates, & Dislikes

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At first, Alex in Stardew Valley appears to be the jock. Conversing with him at early friendship levels will mostly let him discuss his plans to be a professional athlete. But befriending him unveils his true nature, and that he’s not the stereotypical “meathead” that some people would assume. With that, here are the best gifts to give Alex in Stardew Valley, all of his Heart Events, and how to get them in your game.

Who is Alex?

Stardew Valley Alex Alex is one of the villagers in Stardew Valley, particularly Pelican Town. His house is southeast of Pierre’s General Store. At low friendship, Alex will sometimes throw misogynist remarks at you. If your character is a female, he’ll even say “If you weren’t a girl I’d ask you to play catch.” However, giving gifts to Alex and sticking around with him in Stardew Valley will reveal an untold story. Players soon discover his desire to lift weights and throw balls hides a noble goal.

Stardew Valley Alex Gifts Guide

Unlike other NPCs like Haley, Alex in Stardew Valley is fairly easy to please. He has a considerable amount of items he’ll like and accept and only a few things he despises. Note that you can only give him up to two gifts per week, with an additional instance during his birthday on Summer 13. He’ll also react differently based on the item you give him:
  • Love: “Hey, awesome! I love this stuff!”
  • Like: “This is cool! Thanks.”
  • Neutral: “Thanks!”
  • Dislike: “Um... Okay. Thanks.”
  • Hate: “Are you serious? This is garbage.”

Loved Gifts

  • Complete Breakfast
  • Salmon Dinner

Liked Gifts

  • All Universal Likes and Eggs except Void Egg

Neutral Gifts

  • Chanterelle
  • Common Mushroom
  • Daffodil
  • Dandelion
  • Ginger
  • Hazelnut
  • Leek
  • Magma Cap
  • Morel
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Snow Yam
  • Winter Root
  • All Fruit except Salmonberry and Fruit Tree Fruit
  • All Milk

Disliked Gifts

  • Salmonberry
  • Wild Horseradish

Hated Gifts

  • Holly
  • Quartz

Heart Events

Stardew Valley Alex Heart Event Most of Alex’s Heart Events require players to select specific replies. But most of these choices won’t affect his friendship level with players. His Heart Events also trigger for every even-numbered friendship level up to 10. But you can also trigger an extra 14-heart event if you marry him.

Two-Heart Event

Visit Alex at the beach on any summer day. He’ll throw you a gridball, but your character fails to catch it. He’ll then tell you about his dreams of becoming the first professional Stardew Valley gridball player. Select either option from the on-screen choices, as these won’t affect his friendship gauge.

Four-Heart Event

Enter the town anytime between 9 am and 4 pm. A scene should start wherein Alex is next to his home, talking to a dog named Dusty. He’ll soon tell you about his feelings of being misunderstood. Again, select any on-screen option, as these won’t affect his friendship level.

Six-Heart Event

Go to Alex’s House when he’s there. Upon entering his home, a scene triggers wherein he worries about not going anywhere in life. This time, some replies can affect his friendship level.
  • No effect: "That's crazy. You're a genius!"
  • +50 friendship: "We all have our strengths and weaknesses."
  • -50 friendship: "Worthless? Yeah, that about sums it up."
Note: As of version 1.3, a glitch may occur when entering Alex’s House, but he’ll also leave. Players can press “Skip” to resolve this issue.

Eight-Heart Event

Visit the beach on any sunny day and when Alex is there. You should find him crying, and he’ll reveal his longing for his mother that passed away. You can reply with any on-screen option, for any of these choices won’t affect his friendship level.

Ten-Heart Event

This event will only trigger if you have a full friendship gauge at this point and when you receive his letter to meet him at the Saloon. On the day that you get the message, head to the Saloon between 7 pm and 10 pm. Let the scene play out normally, and answer with any reply that you prefer. Again, these choices won’t affect your friendship with him.
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