Gifting to your villagers is a complicated affair in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, especially if you want to reach best friend status. You’ll need to know which present is the best to give to what villager, so use our gift guide to ensure you don’t end up in the doghouse.
Sending gifts to villagers in Animal Crossing can be a pain, especially when you’re unsure of what it is that they love.
Each villager has a set of items that they will be overjoyed to receive in the game, scoring you points to raise your friendship as a result.
Before we get started with the Animal Crossing gift guide, there is actually a point system when it comes to friendship in the game. Each character starts with 25 points automatically, and will eventually ask to move when that level hits zero.
If you want to maintain a good relationship with your favorites, you need to make sure that never happens – and that’s where gifting plays a part. Here’s how the point system breaks down:
Furniture: 3 points
Favorite Clothing Style: 2 points
Garbage: -2 points
Umbrellas: 2 points (non-frog villagers only, they get 1 point)
Flowers, fish, and insects: 2 points
Tools and music: 2 points
Wrapped gift: 1 point
They’ll often gift you something in return if they like your present.
Animal Crossing clothing types
Giving them furniture that costs over 10,000 Bells is a surefire way of raising the stat, and you’ll earn an additional point if you wrap the gift. The same can’t be said for other items like clothing, though – this is where you need to be a bit more selective in what you hand out, with each villager preferring one of the available types:
Active: Sporty stuff like the sports cap, ski goggles, ladder shades, and wrestler uniform.
Colorful: Multicolored attire like the egg party dress, flashy cardigan, and pharaoh’s outfit.
Cool: Hip-themed clothing such as the collarless shirt, mage’s hat, and meme shirt.
Cute: Charming pieces like the heart shades, flower sweater, zen hair clip, and dolly shirt work wonders.
Elegant: Fancy-looking apparel such as the tiara, butterfly shades, and tailcoat.
Gorgeous: Beautiful things, for example, the Labelle sunglasses, gown coat, and flashy hairpin.
Simple: Plain attire like the Oval Glasses, Straw Hat, and Tee Dress.
You can’t give villagers gifts until you’ve raised their friendship level, either, and you can only do so once per day. So make sure you talk to them as much as you can to lay the foundations for a blossoming connection.
Each character also likes specific colors, so you’ll need to make sure you match those up to the style.
Animal Crossing Gift Guide: Best gifts for villagers
Alfonso is a fan of Simple clothing in red and blue.
All of the best gifts to give to your villagers, including their favorite clothing styles and colors can be found below:
Light blue, blue
Yellow, light blue
Blue, light blue
Light blue, purple
Light blue, blue
Jacques should be gifted cool or simple clothes, and he loves the colors black and green