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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 oh a farm background

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. 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.

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.

So, what do we need to know about Stardew Valley’s Lewis?

What are the best Stardew Valley Lewis gifts?

Here’s what to give Lewis in order to properly shmooze with the mayor of Pelican Town.

Reaction Gift
Loved Universal loves, Autumn’s Bounty, glazed yams, green tea, hot pepper, vegetable medley
Liked Universal likes, blueberry, cactus fruit, coconut
Neutral Universal neutrals, eggs (except void eggs), chanterelle, common mushroom, dandelion, wild horseradish, winter root, snow yam, magma cap, morel, purple mushroom, hazelnut, ginger
Dislike Universal dislikes, all milk, salmonberry, wild horseradish
Hate Universal hates, quartz, Holly

When is Mayor Lewis’ birthday?

Good ol’ Lewis celebrates his birthday on Spring 7, so if you want to get on his good side, prepare an item he loves to give to him. You can also give items like prismatic shards or stardrop tea instead of something specific to him.

What are Stardew Valley Lewis’ 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.

Lewis standing outside your Stardew Valley house

What’s the deal with Mayor 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 that 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, that you’ll have to be friends with Marnie before she’ll let you in her personal space – but a couple of weeks of giving her some top tier milk and you can get into her room.

Marnie’s a sweet lady who loves animals, so it’s not too tough to make friends with her. Her favorite 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.

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