Rune Factory 5 Gifts Guide - Best Items for Each Character

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Giving gifts to the residents of Rigbarth is the best way to get on their good side and boost your relationship, so our Rune Factory 5 gifts guide is here to help. We go through all the bachelors and bachelorettes in the game, unpacking the foods and items they like and dislike, so you can treat someone to their favourite things.

This Rune Factory 5 gift guide will not only go through the basics, but we'll also break down how to give gifts. It's one of the most effective ways to build up your bond with someone - especially a romantic partner. Make sure you know which gifts they'll adore, and which they'll toss straight out.

On top of that, you may also want to check our Rune Factory 5 bachelors tier list and Rune Factory 5 bachelorettes tier list to determine who your romantic partner will be before you give out some gifts. We've also got some help on crafting the Rune Factory 5 cooking table, so you can whip up fancy meals from the comfort of your home.

Rune Factory 5 Gifts Guide - Best Items for Each Character

The following is a run-down of each love interest in Rune Factory 5, as well as a breakdown of their preferred and disliked items. You can use that information to tailor your gift-giving, ensuring your favourite NPCs get the things they love.


Level of interest Item
Loved itemsChocolate Cake, Chocolate Sponge, Yam of the Ages, Chocolate Cookie
Liked itemsFeathers, Hot Chocolate, sweet meals
Disliked itemsFish, Mushrooms, Branches
Hated itemsSquid dishes


Level of interest Item
Loved itemsTuna, Salmon Rice Balls, upgraded Fishing Rods
Liked itemsFish, Milk, Fruit
Disliked itemsGhost hood, Spider's Thread
Hated itemsCrystal Skull, Devil Blood, Devil Horn


Level of interest Item
Loved itemsEmerald, Golden Salmon, Marlin Tuna, Golden Octopus
Liked itemsFish and shiny items
Disliked itemsPickled foods, Peppers, Carrots
Hated itemsOnion, Pickle mix


Level of interest Item
Loved itemsStrawberry Jam, Strawberry Milk
Liked itemsFruit sandwiches, Apples, Pudding
Disliked itemsGratin, Doria
Hated itemsUnion Stew, Hot Milk, Hot Chocolate


Level of interest Item
Loved itemsTempura Udon, Tempura, Rockfish Stew
Liked itemsRice dishes
Disliked itemsOkonomiyaki, Union Stew
Hated itemsLeek


Level of interest Item
Loved itemsSalted Rainbow Trout, White Crystal, Emery Flower
Liked itemsFeathers, love scale
Disliked itemsFur items
Hated itemsCrimson fur, Wolf fur


Level of interest Item
Loved itemsFruit Sandwich, Dragon Stone
Liked itemsFruit, Ore
Disliked itemsMushroom, Blowfish, Abalone
Hated itemsGrilled Abalone, Blowfish meals


Level of interest Item
Loved itemsGrilled Skipjack, Union Stew, Champion Belt, Power Gloves
Liked itemsPizza, Chinese Dishes, Blue Giant's Glove, big Giant's Nail
Disliked itemsFrench Toast, Pancakes, Cake
Hated itemsChocolate, Sweets


Level of interest Item
Loved itemsFruit Sandwich, Tea, Pink Melon
Liked itemsCrystal Skull, Fruit, Brooch Accessories
Disliked itemsCheese, Yogurt, Milk
Hated itemsHot Porridge, Hot Milk


Level of interest Item
Loved itemsIce Cream, Croquettes
Liked itemsFrench Fries, Popcorn
Disliked itemsCurry
Hated itemsRoyal Curry, Ultimate Curry


Level of interest Item
Loved itemsHigh-level farming items, Toast, Sandwich, Jam Roll
Liked itemsCold Medicine, Failed Dish, Turnip Seeds, Strawberry Seeds
Disliked itemsJewellery, Stones, Crystals
Hated itemsCores


Level of interest Item
Loved itemsTempura, Tempura Udon, Curry Udon, Fried Udon
Liked itemsCrystals, Curry, Rice, Udon, Cans
Disliked itemsBoot
Hated itemsN/A
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How Do I Give Rune Factory 5 Gifts?

Luckily, the process of actually giving a gift in Rune Factory 5 is very easy. All you need to do is craft the gift of your choice, then equip it in your hands by pressing Y. The protagonist will then carry it around. Then, simply find the character you wish to give the gift to, then press A when you're close enough. They'll then speak a few lines of dialogue, which determine whether they like or dislike their gift. As such, you'll want to make sure it's something they actually want in order to avoid jeopardising your bond with a dodgy gift.

That's it for our guide to Rune Factory 5 gifts! Be sure to also check out our Rune Factory 5 character locations guide, letting you know where to find the intended recipient of your gifts. Elsewhere, check out our Stardew Valley walkthrough hub for a helping hand in another hugely popular farming game.

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