Character Gift Guide

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The purpose of the Character Gift Guide is to recommend gifts for each character. Recommendations are based on player experiences and depend heavily on each player's progress in the game. It also lists the characters' preferred gifts.

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Gifting

Basics - Values - Max Friendship

Gift Recommendations by Character

Badtz-maru Badtz-maru - Big Challenges Big Challenges - Chococat Chococat - Cinamoroll Cinnamoroll - Hangyodon Hangyodon - Hello Kitty-Icon.png Hello Kitty - Keroppi Keroppi - Kiki Kiki - Kuromi Kuromi - Lala Lala - My Melody My Melody - My Sweet Piano My Sweet Piano - Pekkle Pekkle - Pochacco Pochacco - Pompompurin Pompompurin - Retsuko Retsuko - TOPHAT TOPHAT - Tuxedosam Tuxedosam - Wish me mell Wish me mell

Gifting Basics

Every Island Resident has different sets of gifts that they will accept based the item's tags. At least one tag must match any of the character's 3 liked tags. An item can have up to 4 tags designating the item's type(s).

How well an item increases friendship depends on two factors: the value of its tags and how many liked tags it matches. Tag values are set values that are the same for every character. (For a full list of tag values, check the Tags page.) How many liked tags match for a particular character is indicated by Heart hearts shown in-game when gifting items. Each character has a single 3-heart gift that matches their 3 liked tags.

Each character has a limit of 3 gifts per day. This limit can reset through using a Friendship Bouquet.png Friendship Bouquet (to reset all characters' gift limits) or giving a character a Friendship Blossom.png Friendship Blossom (to reset the individual character's gift limit).

Also, Hello Kitty-Icon.png Hello Kitty unlocks a Companion Ability at level 12 that increases friendship gained from gifts by 10% while she accompanies you.

Gift Values

When raising friendship, it is important to remember that hearts are not the only thing that matter. An item's gift value is the sum of the tag values plus the heart value. "Gift values" here specifically refer to the normal amount of return gifts an item earns from a character when they are your Friend. Higher friendship statuses give bonus return gifts (+1 for Good Friend, +2 for Close Friend).

Gift values are directly proportional to how much an item increases friendship.

In some cases, a higher tag value of an item can make a lower-heart item worth more than a higher-heart item. One example is how item image Candied Banana Coffee is a more effective gift for Hello Kitty-Icon.png Hello Kitty than her 3-heart gift, item image Red Bow Apple Pie .

Max Friendship

When an Island Resident has reached their maximum friendship level (Best Friend status), the gift value of items no longer matters. Only hearts do.

Instead of giving their material return gifts, characters distribute Character Gift Boxes. A 1-heart gift earns a small character box, a 2-heart gift earns a medium character box, and a 3-heart gift earns a regular character box. The regular character box has a chance at having a Character Hat inside.

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Badtz-maru Gifts

Badtz-maru Badtz-maru likes the tags: Pizza Tropical Joke (Pizza, Tropical, Joke).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Item(s)
HeartHeartHeart item image Ultimate Joke Pizza
HeartHeart item image Pineapple Pizza
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
9 item image Quattro Formaggi Pizza Highest value but with late-game material. Requires Pizza Oven upgrade.
8 item image Ultimate Joke Pizza Good value for material cost. Requires Pizza Oven upgrade.
7 item image Spinip Alfredo Pizza An alternative if low on materials for above. Requires Pizza Oven upgrade.
item image Three Cheese Pizza Decent value for material cost. Requires Pizza Oven upgrade.
5 item image Spicy Pizza Good option before Pizza Oven upgrade.
item image Pineapple Pizza
item image Joke Soda Good option before cooking station upgrades.
4 item image Pineapple Stack Cake Good option when starting the game.
item imageRare tag imageFish tag image Tropical Rare Fish
Examples:
item image Coastal Clamfish
item image Summer Sole
item image Tropical Sunfish
Cheap early option with Fishing Rod.
Also, catching any clamfish earns a stick.
item image Dragondarter Cheap early option with Net.
2 item image Coconut Basic starting option.

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Big Challenges Gifts

Big Challenges Big Challenges likes the tags: Resilience tag Volcanic tag image Book tag (Resilience, Volcanic, Book).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image The Greatest Challenge
HeartHeart item image Meditations on Resilience
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
9 item image The Future of Everything High value, but requires Stars from Stardust.
8 item image The Greatest Challenge 3-heart gift and high value, but uses up Iron as Ingots.
6 item image Meditations on Resilience Good value for cost.
5 item image Glitchy Book Good value for cost.
4 item imageRare tag imageFish tag image Volcanic Rare Fish
Examples:
item image Magma Clamfish
item image Golden Loach
Cheap to obtain.
Also, catching any clamfish earns a stick.
item imageRare tag imageCritter tag image Volcanic Rare Critters
Examples:
item image Eruptoad
item image Magmiter

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Chococat Gifts

Chococat Chococat likes the tags: Chocolate tag image Device tag image Book tag image (Chocolate, Device, Book).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image Interactive History of Chocolate
HeartHeart item image Ancient Inventions
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
7 item image Interactive History of Chocolate 3-heart gift; material cost is high but possible.
item image Computer Alternative to above.
6 item image Ancient Inventions Good value for cost.
5 item image Chocolate Chai Option after Espresso Machine upgrade. Can obtain 1 per day from Azuki if she is visiting.
item image Hot Cocoa Option after Espresso Machine upgrade. Can obtain 1 per day each from Cappuccino (the character) or Espresso if they are visiting.
3 item image Blank Book Best starting option.

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Cinnamoroll Gifts

Cinamoroll Cinnamoroll likes the tags: Chocolate tag image Spice tag image Cozy Beverage tag image (Chocolate, Spice, Cozy Beverage).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image Chocolate Chai
HeartHeart item image Chai, item image Espresso, item image Hot Cocoa, item image Mocha, item image Molten Frappe, item image Spicy Pumpkin Latte, item image Volcano Cake
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
9 item image Spicy Pumpkin Latte Highest value and affordable material cost.
8 item image Molten Frappe Good value for material cost.
7 item image Chocolate Chai 3-heart gift but not highest value. Can obtain 1 per day from Azuki if she is visiting.
item image Candied Banana Coffee Good value for material cost.
6 item image Chai Best option before Espresso Machine upgrade.
item image Spiced Cloud Good value but late-game access.
5 item image Spicy Pizza Good early-game options.*
item image Cinnamon Bread
4 item image Mocha Option after obtaining the Snorkel. Can obtain 1 per day each from Mocha (the character) or Chiffon if they are visiting.
1 item image Chocolate Coin Most basic option, but very poor value.

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Hangyodon Gifts

Hangyodon Hangyodon likes the tags: Cloth tag image Aquatic tag image Fish tag image (Cloth, Aquatic, Fish).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image Mermaid Figure
HeartHeart Amethyst Snipe, Electric Tang, Halfmoon Herring, item image Kelpfin, item image Masked Wrassler,
item image Opal Flutterfin, item image Royal Lance, item image Ruby Dreamscale, item image Sunset Guppy, item image Briny Clamfish,
Galaxy Grouper, item image Sandy Puffler, item image Halfmoon Herring, item image Aquatic Material, item image Sailing Charmfish
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
6 item image Mermaid Figure High value but high material cost.
item image Designer Island Doll
item image Aquatic Music Box
5 item imageRare tag imageFish tag image Aquatic Rare Fish
Examples:
item image Sandy Puffler
item image Galaxy Grouper
item image Briny Clamfish
Cheap to obtain and great value; best starting option.
Also, catching any clamfish earns a stick.
item image Aquatic Material Good value but higher material cost.
4 item imageRare tag imageCritter tag image Aquatic Rare Critters
Examples:
item image Dreamshell Drifter
item image Inky Ballooper
Cheap to obtain but require Bubble Wand.
2 item image Starfish Basic starting option for non-fishers.

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Hello Kitty Gifts

Hello Kitty-Icon.png Hello Kitty likes the tags: Bakery tag image Fruit tag image Fancy tag image (Bakery, Fruit, Fancy).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image Red Bow Apple Pie
HeartHeart item image Beignets with Pineapple Dip, item image Mama's Apple Pie , item image Strawberry Shortcake, item image Fruity Cheesecake, item image Candied Banana Coffee, item image Fruit Tart
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
9 item image The Future of Everything Highest value, but requires Stars from Stardust.
8 item image Candied Banana Coffee Great value with a very affordable material cost. Use after obtaining Espresso Machine upgrade.
7 item image Red Bow Apple Pie Decent value option with Oven upgrade. Can obtain 1 per day each from Mary White if she is visiting.
item image Spinip Alfredo Pizza Decent value options with cooking station upgrades.
item image Beignets with Pineapple Dip
4 item image Mama's Apple Pie Good option without cooking station upgrade. Can obtain 1 per day each from Dear Daniel or Mimmy if they are visiting.
item image Strawberry Shortcake Good option without cooking station upgrades.
1 item image Pineapple Basic starting option.

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Keroppi Gifts

Keroppi Keroppi likes the tags: Critters Swampy Wood (Critters, Swampy, Wood).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image Critter Totem
HeartHeart item image Grassy Glowbuddy, item image Lily Frog, item image Orchid Glowbuddy, item image Phantom Flutterby,
item image Pumpkin Spiceler, item image Swampy Snapper, item image Bush Friend, item image Swampy Souvenir Doll
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
6 item image Swampy Music Box Highest value, but a relatively costly option.
5 item image Bush Friend Cheap option; can be tricky to catch.
item image Woolox Cheap option but somewhat late-game.
item image Veggie Supreme Omelet High value but requires an upgraded Egg Pan Station.
item image Critter Totem 3-heart gift. High value but high material cost.
4 Rare tag imageCritter tag image Other Rare Critters
Example:
item image Dragondarter
Cheap option.
SwampyRare tag imageFish tag image Swampy Rare Fish

Example:
item image Bog Clamfish

Cheap option.
Also, catching any clamfish earns a stick.
2 item image Woodblock High cost for value, but a starting option.
1 item image Lotus Blossom Basic starting option.

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Kiki Gifts

Kiki Kiki likes the tags: Dreamy tag image Stars tag image Frozen tag image (Dreamy, Stars, Frozen).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image Starry Skies Shake
HeartHeart item image Art Supplies, item image Dreamy Star
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
11 item image Starry Skies Shake Highest value and affordable material cost with all of Cloud Island opened.
9 item image Quattro Formaggi Pizza High value, but save it for Lala.
7 item image Molten Frappe Best value if low on Cloud Island ingredients.
6 item image Strawberry Almond Galette Good value for material cost; good starting option. Can obtain 1 per day from My Melody's Mama if she is visiting.
item image Sweet Cloud Good value for material cost with Candy Cloud Machine available.
5 item image Woolox Cheap option with good value.

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Kuromi Gifts

Kuromi Kuromi likes the tags: Spooky tag image Fall tag image Soda tag image (Spooky, Fall, Soda).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image Pumpkin Spice Soda
HeartHeart item image Spooky Cake, item image Jack-O-Lantern, item image Spicy Pumpkin Latte
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
9 item image Spicy Pumpkin Latte Highest value with good material cost.
8 item image Pumpkin Spice Soda High value with good material cost. Can obtain 1 per day from Baku if he is visiting.
7 item image Spooky Cake Good value with good material cost.
5 item image Joke Soda Best option for early-game.
item image Jack-O-Lantern Cost is too high; do not craft for gifts. Can obtain 1 per day from Berry if he is visiting.
4 item image Pumpkin Pie Good option for early-game.
item image Pumpkin Pudding
2 item image Pumpkin Basic starting option.

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Lala Gifts

Lala Lala likes the tags: Cheese tag image Creative tag image Dreamy tag image (Cheese, Creative, Dreamy).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image Quattro Formaggi Pizza
HeartHeart item image Three Cheese Pizza, item image Cheese Cloud, item image Art Supplies
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
11 item image Quattro Formaggi Pizza Highest value and affordable material cost with all of Cloud Island opened.
9 item image Starry Skies Shake High value, but save it for Kiki.
8 item image Three Cheese Pizza Good value for before Pizza Oven upgrade.
6 item image Strawberry Almond Galette Best starting option. Can obtain 1 per day from My Melody's Mama if she is visiting.
item image Sweet Cloud Good value for material cost with Candy Cloud Machine available.

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My Melody Gifts

My Melody My Melody likes the tags: Sweet tag image Pink tag image Dreamy tag image (Sweet, Pink, Dreamy).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image Pink Clouds Ice Cream
HeartHeart item image Almond Pound Cake, item image Pink Latte, item image Pink Cloud, item image Strawberry Almond Galette, item image Sweet Dreams Stories
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
9 item image Starry Skies Shake Highest values, but very late-game option.
May need to save ingredients for Kiki or Lala.
item image Quattro Formaggi Pizza
8 item image Pink Clouds Ice Cream High value, but a late-game option. Can obtain 1 per day from Macaron (the character) and Cherry if they are visiting.
7 item image Strawberry Almond Galette Good value for material cost with Oven upgrade. Can obtain 1 per day from My Melody's Mama if she is visiting.
6 item image Sweet Cloud Decent value for material cost with Candy Cloud Machine available.
item image Pink Cloud Decent value for material cost with Candy Cloud Machine available.
4 item image Pink Latte Best early option after getting the Snorkel. (Use Strawberry.)
3 item image Strawberry Shortcake Best option in starting area.
1 item image Strawberry Basic starting option.

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My Sweet Piano Gifts

My Sweet Piano My Sweet Piano likes the tags: Cloud Creative Wood (Cloud, Creative, Wood).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image Colorful Lamb Plush
HeartHeart item image Lamb Plush, item image Aquatic Lamb Plush, item image Rocky Lamb Plush, item image Volcanic Lamb Plush, item image Swampy Lamb Plush,
item image Dreamy Lamb Plush, item image Tropical Lamb Plush, item image Pink Cloud Tree, item image Blue Cloud Tree
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
9 item image Quattro Formaggi Pizza Highest value and good cost if not saving materials for Lala.
7 item image Colorful Lamb Plush 3-heart gift, but cost is too high to recommend.
6 item image Sweet Cloud Great value for material cost with Candy Cloud Machine available.
5 Regional Lamb Plushes
Example:
item image Volcanic Lamb Plush
High cost, but good option without access to Candy Cloud Machine.
4 item image Lamb Plush Decent value for the cost without access to Candy Cloud Machine.
item image Critter Totem High cost, but best craftable starting option before Cloud Island.
3 Crafted Color Candles
Example:
item image Yellow Candle
Starting option if friends with Wish me mell. Can obtain 1 Blue Candle from Chico and 1 Pink Candle from Poco per day if they are visiting.
Regional Souvenir Dolls
Example:
item image Swampy Souvenir Doll
High cost, but a starting option before Cloud Island.
2 item image Woodblock High cost for value, but a starting option.
item image Basic Plush A basic option, but the crafting cost is difficult to maintain at low friendship.

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Pekkle Gifts

Pekkle Pekkle likes the tags: Rocky tag image Relax tag image Music tag image (Rocky, Relax, Music).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image Mountain Soundtrack
HeartHeart item image Rocky Music Box, item image Stacked Stones
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
8 item image Mountain Soundtrack Highest value and decent material cost.
7 item image Rocky Music Box High value but uses an Ingot, which may need to be saved for other uses.
6 item image Mama's Pudding Good value for good material cost with Dessert Machine upgrade.
5 item image Hot Cocoa Good value for good material cost with Espresso Machine upgrade. Can obtain 1 per day each from Cappuccino (the character) or Espresso if they are visiting.
4 item image Twinklebug Great starting option with Net.
item imageRare tag imageFish tag image Rocky Rare Fish
Example:
item image Cavern Clamfish
Good starting option with Fishing Rod.
Also, catching any clamfish earns a stick.
3 item image Calming Crystal Basic starting option.

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Pochacco Gifts

Pochacco Pochacco likes the tags: Healthy tag image Veggie tag image Sports tag image (Healthy, Veggie, Sports).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image Pochacco Energy Pop
HeartHeart item image Everything Pizza, item image Veggie Crepe
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
7 item image Pochacco Energy Pop Highest value and good material cost. Requires Soda Machine upgrade.
item image Spinip Alfredo Pizza Highest value with decent material cost. Requires Pizza Oven upgrade.
6 item image Everything Pizza High value with good material cost. Requires Pizza Oven upgrade.
item image Veggie Crepe High value but requires the use of Egg. Requires Egg Pan upgrade.
4 item image Tofu Bread Decent value and good starting area option.
item image Veggie Bread Decent value and early-game option. Can obtain 1 per day from My Melody's Papa if he is visiting.
item image Tofu Pudding Decent value and early-game options.
item image Purple Pudding
item image Tofu Pizza
item image Veggie Pizza
item image Purple Latte
2 item image Tofu Basic starting option.

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Pompompurin Gifts

Pompompurin Pompompurin likes the tags: Dessert tag image Dairy tag image Relax tag image (Dessert, Dairy, Relax).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image Mama's Pudding
HeartHeart item image Pudding, item image Cheese Ice Cream
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
9 item image Starry Skies Shake Highest value, but very late-game. Might need to be saved for Kiki.
8 item image Mama's Pudding High value and decent material cost. Can obtain 1 per day from Pompompurin's Mama if she is visiting.
7 item image Spinip Alfredo Pizza Okay value for material cost.
6 item image Sweet Cloud Great value for material cost with Candy Cloud Machine unlocked.
5 item image Magma Pudding Good values for material cost before Dessert Machine upgrade.
item image Dessert Pizza
item image Pudding Good value for material cost before Dessert Machine upgrade. Can obtain 1 per day from Pompompurin's Papa if he is visiting.
4 item image Milk Bread Options before the Dessert Machine but requires the Snorkel.
item image Cappuccino
3 item image Calming Crystal Basic starting option.

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Retsuko Gifts

Retsuko Retsuko likes the tags: Fire tag image Metal tag image Music tag image (Fire, Metal, Music).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image Volcanic Guitar
HeartHeart item image Microphone, item image Sounds of Steel, item image Volcano Soundtrack
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
8 item image Sounds of Steel Highest value, but much too costly to craft. Can obtain 1 per day from My Melody's Grandpa if he is visiting.
7 item image Volcanic Guitar 3-heart gift, but high material cost; if low on Ingots or Iron, consider saving up to craft it for Best Friend status only.
6 item image Pineapple Lava Soda Good option after Soda Machine upgrade.
item image Toasted Marshmallow Cloud Very affordable option with Candy Cloud Machine upgrade.
Regional Music Boxes
Example:
item image Swampy Music Box
Good value, but uses an Ingot.
5 item image Surprising Soda Decent option after Soda Machine upgrade.
item image Volcano Soundtrack Good value before cooking station upgrades. Can be tricky to find enough Toasted Almonds.
3 item image Toasted Almond Coffee Good options before cooking station upgrades.
item image Toasty Pizza
1 item image Toasted Almond Basic starting option.*

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TOPHAT Gifts

TOPHAT TOPHAT likes the tags: Stars tag image Fancy tag image Digital tag image (Stars, Fancy, Digital).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image The Future of Everything
HeartHeart item image Computer
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
11 item image The Future of Everything Most value, but uses costly materials. Requires Cloud Island access.
9 item image Starry Skies Shake Best value for lower material costs. Requires Cloud Island access.
8 item image Computer Good value, but requires more materials.
7 item image Candied Banana Coffee 2nd best option for lower material costs.
item image Spinip Alfredo Pizza Decent value for material cost.
5 item image Red Bow Apple Pie Decent value for material cost.
item image Glitchy Book

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Tuxedosam Gifts

Tuxedosam Tuxedosam likes the tags: Cloth tag image Tropical tag image Fancy tag image (Cloth, Tropical, Fancy).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image Designer Island Doll
HeartHeart item image Beignets with Pineapple Dip, item image Tropical Gift, item image Tropical Material
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
9 item image The Future of Everything Highest value, but too late-game and expensive to use.
8 item image Designer Island Doll 3-heart gift; crafting cost is a little high.
7 item image Candied Banana Coffee Great option after Espresso Machine upgrade.
item image Beignets with Pineapple Dip Good option after Oven upgrade.
6 item image Ultimate Joke Pizza Okay option after Pizza Oven upgrade.
item image Pineapple Lava Soda Okay option after Soda Machine upgrade.
5 item image Tropical Gift An option before cooking station upgrades.
4 item image Pineapple Pizza Options before cooking station upgrades.
item image Pineapple Stack Cake
item image Tropical Soda
item image Banana Soda
item imageRare tag imageFish tag image Tropical Rare Fish
Examples:
item image Coastal Clamfish
item image Summer Sole
item image Tropical Sunfish
Cheap early option with Fishing Rod.
Also, catching any clamfish earns a stick.
item image Dragondarter Cheap early option with Net.
2 item image Coconut Basic starting option.

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Wish me mell Gifts

Wish me mell Wish me mell likes the tags: Fire tag image Flower tag image Rare tag image (Fire, Flower, Rare).

High Heart Gifts
Hearts Items
HeartHeartHeart item image Rare Candle (any flower pattern colors)
HeartHeart item image Flower Candle (any flower color/type)
Friendship Raising Recommendations
Value Items Comments
6 item image Toasted Marshmallow Cloud Great value for cost. Requires the upgraded Candy Cloud Machine.
item image Pineapple Lava Soda Good value for cost. Requires the upgraded Soda Machine.
5 item image Woolox Good option from Icy Peak.
item image Surprising Soda Good option with upgraded Soda Machine if low on Pineapple.
item image Rare Candle Good value but more difficult to obtain. 4 per day obtainable from Crane Craze. Crafted in the Creation Station, requires "rare" (patterned) flowers.
4 Rare tag imageCritter tag image
Other Rare-tagged Critters
Easily obtained options.
Rare tag imageFish tag image
Any Rare-tagged Fish

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