Guide: Disney Dreamlight Valley BEST Gifts

Gifts in Disney Dreamlight Valley help increase the friendship level in the game.

In Disney Dreamlight Valley, you have to save a town that has your favorite Disney characters as its residents. Throughout the game, you get to interact with them and help them on their journey. You perform quests with these characters or go on adventures. Not only that, you get to be a friend with them. That is done by giving them Gifts. So we’ll tell you what are the Best Gifts to give to these characters in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

  • Gifting characters with certain items is one of the fastest ways to level up friendships in Disney Dreamlight Valley.
  • Unlike other games of similar type like “Stardew Valley,” Disney Dreamlight valley does not have a restriction on how many times players can gift items to their pals in-game.
  • Players can give other characters multiple gifts within a day, and it will stack up EXP points in their friendship level.
  • Every character in the game has 3 favorite gifts, which alter every day, and if a player gives them their favored item of the day, they gain a massive increase in EXP points.
  • Giving other characters the same favored item twice a day will not have the same effect; it will only give an increased effect once a day.
  • Players can give characters anything as a gift from their inventory other than quest items; they simply have to initiate a conversation with them.
  • Mostly, items like cooked food or flowers are a good choice as they are well-liked by all characters.
  • Players must be aware about the factor of not gifting the characters with rare items, as they will be losing more than what they will be gaining in Disney Dreamlight Valley.
  • The same items from the inventory can be gifted multiple times, so common items are an optimal way to enhance the friendship level with other characters.

NOTE: There is no requirement for players to be a certain friendship level before they can give gifts to characters in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

What Are Gifts?

Gifts in the game work the same as gifts in real life. As you give gifts to your friends, your friendship with your friends’ increases. Sams as that, in the game, when you give a ‘gift’ to one of the residents of the valley, it will increase your friendship with them.

What’s good about this is maybe your real-life friends might not like a watch or food as a gift. But in the game, the residents can be given anything as the best Gift. These gifts will make an unbreakable bond with the characters as they help you on your journey.

Unlocking Best Gifts

You can give gifts from the beginning of the game. But it won’t be until you progress through the storyline that you’ll get Best Gifts or the Favourite gift of the day in the game. To get that, you’ll have to complete Merlin’s quest.

In the Merlin questline, there will come a point where he’ll talk about some garden pillars. These pillars will be corrupted. When you finish his quest, you get to give Merlin a gift. This will be the Dreamlight Shard that you’ll have in your inventory.

Giving the preferred gifts will be beneficial in quickly increasing the friendship level. When you give one of the current Best Gifts, they will increase the friendship level relatively more than a normal gift. These gifts will be shown separately with the title ‘Favorite Things of the Day’. They will have Extra written underneath with a purple star showing that you’ll get extra Friendship as a bonus.

Best Gifts.
Giving the Best Gifts helps level up friendships quickly.

Favorite/Best Gifts

While playing Disney Dreamlight Valley, you’ll come to note that there is no specific ‘best gift’ for residents of the valley. Like there is no hard and fast rule on say for example Merlin would only like Dreamlight Shards as a gift. It can change for the next day to something else, like the Ratatouille. Every day, you’ll have a list of the 3 best gifts for each of the characters.

Before you get all confused that you’ll have to find these gifts to give to the characters. You might believe that the character will only accept these gifts. That’s not the case with Disney Dreamlight Valley as we’ve explained earlier.

NOTE: It is also worth noting that regardless of the Friendship level, players can simply go to a character and then initiate a dialogue with them and choose the option of “I have something to give you”. Afterward, players can choose anything from their inventory (other than quest items) and give them to that selected character.

To check what is the preferred gift of the character, you’ll have to speak with them. Press E to interact with them. And then, in the dialogue options, select the Gift dialogue. Apart from that, you can go to the Characters list that is found on the Collection page.

Press the Main Menu button, and then go to Collection Page. There, Click on the Characters button. Here, you’ll have all of the characters that you have unlocked until now.

Gift dialogue in Disney Dreamlight Valley.
Choose the Gift Dialogue.

When you are there, you’ll see 3 different gifts. These are the current Best Gifts for these characters. You’ll get to see a variety of gifts that you can give to these characters. It is good for the players that love to test everything in a game. As you’ll get to go through all the different aspects of the game to get these items.

Gifts increase firendship level in Disney Dreamlight Valley.
Leveling up Friendship in the game.

Why Prefer Giving Best Gifts?

You might wonder, what’s the benefit of giving the Preferred gift? The character is going to level up eventually. The point of the Best Gifts is to get the star underneath them. That star will help you get a boost in leveling up your friendship with the character.

By leveling up the residents, you’ll get access to other quests from their storyline. You’ll unlock some interesting questlines too. One fine example of this is Kristoff’s Stall quest. Throughout Krisftoff’s questline, you get to meet different Frozen Movie characters. 

Apart from that, leveling up Friendship will get you some unique bonuses. If you level up a character to level 10, you will get a unique item. For example, if you level up Elsa to 10, you get her iconic dress as a reward.

Leveling up Elsa.
Leveling up Elsa to level 10 gets you her iconic dress as a reward.

Types of Gifts

As we’ve mentioned before, there are several different things that you can give to the residents of the valley as the Best Gifts. To be fair, these are almost all of the items in the game. Some you’ll have to give once in a while as the Best Gift, whereas other items almost every other day.

We can’t just go through each and every one of these gifts. But we’ll explain it to you to give you an idea. It will help you understand how the gifts in the game work. A few of these can be easy to come by, whereas most of these will be relatively harder. You might have to cook some delicious meals or just give a rock to increase your Friendship level.

At times, you might find yourself buying items to give as gifts to the residents. This can be hard if you can’t keep your economy right. If you always find yourself low on cash then no need to worry. There are different ways that you can use to Make Money Faster.


On your journey throughout the world of Disney Dreamlight Valley, you’ll come across different types of flowers. You should pick them up as some of the residents of the valley would like to receive these flowers quite frequently.


The game has several fruits for you to harvest. These fruits include but are not limited to apples, bananas, blueberries, etc. These fruits will help you make different desserts such as Apple Pie or Banana Pie too. But you can just use these fruits as gifts for the residents. In our gameplay, we found that there will be at least one resident who will have fruits as the Best Gift.


The game is a complete package for its young players. As you might have guessed by now, there are countless meals that you can cook in the game. It shouldn’t surprise you that some of the residents will have meals as their best gifts. It will help you learn new dishes in the game. Not only that, you’ll get to make some of the unique dishes in the game. One such dish is the Seafood Platter. You get to feed it to the demigod Maui


Yes, that’s right, even something in likes minerals can be a gift for some of the residents. We found that some of the residents frequently had peridot as one of their best gifts.


Although it might surprise you, some people love collecting different sizes and shapes of rocks. Disney Dreamlight Valley has the same case as the rocks. You’ll find a few of the characters who would like specific rocks as their current best gifts. You might even find that they have Clay as the Best Gift.


While on our journey in the game, we encountered a few of the characters requesting Sticks as the best gift for them. You’ll find sticks lying around at different places in the game.


The game goes on to show that sometimes a simple item such as a Tomato seeds can be the best gift. It may be the character is making one of the 150+ different recipes that require vegetables to make.

Night Shards

Night Shards are an item that you’ll get to collect while you’re breaking rocks using a Pickaxe from the Royal Tools in Disney. You’ll find that a few of the characters would like to get them as a gift. That’s understandable considering these crystals look beautiful.

Final Words

Gifts in Disney Dreamlight Valley increase the friendship level between you and the character. There isn’t any rule on what can be a gift. As it can be anything simple or hard to get, the game motivates you to push yourself to get unique items.

The Best Gifts increase friendship level more than a normal gift. Every day, you’ll be given random 3 items as best gifts for the character. Get those to get their friendship higher quickly. 

Other Tips

Before you get into the game, you should know how the game itself is. If you haven’t bought the game yet, you can use a review to help you understand if you buy the game or not. Don’t worry if you already bought the game, you can still use the review to know if you should invest your time in the game or not. We reviewed the game, and to be honest, we loved every second of it. 

For a new player, the best way to get started in a game is if they know the basics. For that, consider reading the Best Tips for Disney Dreamlight Valley.

If you are keen to learn about all the game characters, then we have different guides covering that. You can start by reading about the different voice actors behind the characters. Some of these characters are Donald Duck and Elsa among tons of others.

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Zohaib Abdullah

From a young age, Zohaib immersed himself in FPS and RPG games. Now, at eXputer, he uses that experience to write Game Guides. Once he finishes writing the latest guide, he hops back on his latest Skyrim save to continue Dragonborn’s Journey.

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