Stardew Valley Lewis shorts, gifts, and heart events

Everything you need to know about Stardew Valley Lewis including gifts, all of his heart events, his birthday, and the illusive tail of the mayor's shorts

Stardew Valley Lewis in front of the Pelican Town community centre

Stardew Valley Lewis is the esteemed mayor of Pelican Town and has been for over twenty years. During this time, no one has attempted to run against him, meaning he’s great at doing the job and has a close relationship with almost everyone in town. Due to how busy he is being mayor, he has never been married or started a family. If you’re thinking about cultivating a friendship with Stardew Valley’s Lewis, make sure you read on to learn more about his loves, hates, and heart events. Oh, and you’ll probably want to find his missing shorts. It’s definitely worth getting closer to Lewis, as he will periodically post you some gold in the mail as soon as you get above zero hearts with him.

For those of you who like to dabble in the life sim genre, we recommend that you take a look at our Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town review, Cozy Grove review, and Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Switch review to find something similar to play.

What are his heart events?

You can get some free stuff from Lewis by completing these heart events.

Any more than zero hearts

Lewis will start to send you gold in the mail as soon as you reach a friendship level higher than zero.

Three hearts

Lewis will send you a spaghetti recipe when you reach three hearts.

Six hearts

Once you reach six hearts with Marnie, enter the town on a sunny day between 19:00-23:00.

Seven hearts

Reach seven hearts with Lewis and he will send you an eggplant parmesan recipe.

Stardew Valley Lewis Gifts

What does Lewis love?

Give Lewis these items to truly impress him.

  • Every universal love
  • Autumn’s bounty
  • Glazed yams
  • Green tea
  • Hot pepper
  • Vegetable medley

Stardew Valley's Lewis introducing himself

What does Lewis like?

Lewis is happy to receive any of the following items.

  • Every universal like
  • Blueberry
  • Cactus Fruit
  • Coconut

What is Lewis neutral about?

Lewis doesn’t feel a strong like or dislike toward any of these items.

  • Every egg except for void eggs
  • Every fruit except for blueberry, cactus fruit, coconut, fruit tree fruit, hot pepper, and salmonberry
  • Every universal neutral
  • Chanterelle
  • Common mushroom
  • Daffodil
  • Dandelion
  • Ginger
  • Hazelnut
  • Leek
  • Magma cap
  • Morel
  • Purple mushroom
  • Snow yam
  • Winter root

What does Lewis dislike?

Do not give Lewis any of the items below if you want to keep your friendship high.

  • All milk
  • Every universal dislike
  • Salmonberry
  • Wild Horseradish

What does Lewis hate?

These items make Lewis feel physically unwell.

  • Every universal hate
  • Holly
  • Quartz

Lewis standing outside your Stardew Valley house

Stardew Valley Lewis shorts

One of the biggest mysteries that new Stardew Valley players will face is the case of Lewis’ missing shorts. On Summer 3, you will get a letter in the post which starts the quest ‘Mayor’s Shorts’, in which Lewis tells you he’s lost his purple shorts and would like you to return them… Discreetly.

Luckily, they’ve not gone too far astray, though their location is quite scandalous. You’ll find them in Marnie’s bedroom, in the ranch to the south of your farm. The issue is, you’ll have to be friends with Marnie before she’ll let you in her personal space!

Marnie’s a sweet lady who loves animals, so it’s not too tough to make friends with her. Her favourite items are diamonds, farmer’s lunch, pink cake, pumpkin pie, and all other universal loves. She also likes eggs (except void eggs), milk, quartz, and all universal likes. Giving her gifts and completing any tasks or quests she puts out will get you rubbing shoulders with her in no time.

As soon as you’ve made friends with Marnie, you can scurry into her boudoir and snag the scandalous smalls. After that, it’s up to you what you do – a good, honest person would go straight to Lewis and return his shorts lickety-split, completing the quest in your journal and earning 750g. Or, if you feel like being a true merchant of chaos, you can hold onto them until the Stardew Valley Fair. If you show them off in your Grange Display, Lewis will be very upset but will bribe you with 750-star tokens to keep your lip zipped (This will also lead to Marnie commenting on the ‘purple lettuce’ on display).

For more content like this, head on over to our Stardew Valley Sebastian guide to learn more about the rebellious villager.