Stardew Valley Gus – loves, hates, and gifts

Become close friends with Stardew Valley’s Gus

Stardew Valley's Gus at his saloon

Stardew Valley has a huge number of colourful characters with unique personalities. Gus is one of these characters. This moustachioed man lives and works at the Stardrop Saloon in Pelican Town. He hired Emily to work part-time in the saloon, and can often be found chatting with Pam.

With help from our Stardew Valley Gus guide, you will soon find out everything about his loves, hates, heart events, and much more. We recommend befriending him because as soon as you earn more than one heart with Gus, he will start sending you gifts in the post.

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What are his heart events?

Here’s everything you need to know about his heart events.

Any more than zero hearts
Gus will start to send you gifts in the mail as soon as you reach a friendship level higher than zero.

Three hearts
Gus will send you a salmon dinner recipe when you reach three hearts.

Four hearts
Once you reach two or more hearts with Pam, head to the saloon during opening hours.

Five hearts
Leave the farmhouse on a day without rain between 06:00 and 11:30.

Seven hearts
Gus will send you a cranberry sauce recipe when you reach seven hearts.

Stardew Valley's Gus introducing himself

What does Gus love?

Gus would love to receive any of the following items.

  • Every universal love
  • Diamond
  • Escargot
  • Fish taco
  • Orange
  • Tropical curry

What does Gus like?

Gus thinks these items are pretty neat.

  • Every universal like other than coleslaw
  • Daffodil

What is Gus neutral about?

Gus is on the fence about these items.

  • Every egg other than void eggs
  • Every fruit other than fruit tree fruit and salmonberry
  • Every universal neutral
  • All milk
  • Chanterelle
  • Common mushroom
  • Dandelion
  • Ginger
  • Hazelnut
  • Leek
  • Magma cap
  • Morel
  • Purple mushroom
  • Snow yam
  • Winter root

What does Gus dislike?

We advise against giving Gus the following items.

  • Every universal dislike
  • Salmonberry
  • Wild horseradish

What does Gus hate?

Gus believes these items are pure trash.

  • Every universal hate
  • Coleslaw
  • Holly
  • Quartz

If you’re interested in other life sims, take a look at our Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town review and Cozy Grove review for inspiration.

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