All Characters Birthdays in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature

This guide will cover the birthday dates and the best gifts for each character in Harvest Moon Back to Nature. These gifts will be available on the farm, foraged in the countryside, or purchased from the supermarket.

Giving characters gifts on their birthdays has an increased effect on their affection, more so if you wrap the gift in wrapping paper.

Birthday Gift Affection Modifier

Type of GiftUnwrapped Birthday GiftWrapped Birthday Gift
Loved (Best)+45+47
Liked+15+17
Neutral+5+7
Disliked-15-13
Hated-45-43
Location of the wrapping paper inside the supermarket.

Spring Birthdays

Giving Elli a gift on her birthday.

Louis

Birthday: Spring 2

Louis is a bee researcher who lives with Gotz. He looks for rare species of bees at the base of Mother’s Hill.

Best GiftsHoney, Bread, Tomato Juice, Grape Juice
Liked GiftsCucumber, Eggplant, Apple, Spa-Boiled Egg, Tomato

Bold (Purple Harvest Sprite)

Birthday: Spring 04

Bold is one of the seven Harvest Sprites. He’s one of the hardest workers among the Harvest Sprites.

Best GiftsFlour, Wild Grape, Honey, Bread, Omelet
Liked GiftsTurnip, Carrot, Apple, Blue Grass, Moondrop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower

Saibara

Birthday: Spring 11

Saibara is the town’s blacksmith. He can upgrade your tools to higher levels and make machines for your farm.

Best GiftsBamboo Shoots, Large Fish, Truffle
Liked GiftsOres (Copper, Gold, Silver, and Mystrile), Cucumber, Turnip, Branch, Lumber

Staid (Blue Harvest Sprite)

Birthday: Spring 15

Staid is one of the seven Harvest Sprites. He is the best worker of all the Harvest Sprites and will gladly accept any kind of work given to him.

Best GiftsFlour, Wild Grape, Honey, Bread
Liked GiftsTurnip, Carrot, Apple, Blue Grass, Moondrop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower

Elli

Birthday: Spring 16 (Alternate: Spring 20)

Elli is one of the marriage candidates in the game. She is a nurse who works at the local clinic.

Best GiftsMoondrop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Blue Magic Red Flower, Toy Flower, Red Magic Red Flower
Liked GiftsBlue Grass, Fish, Milk, Hot Milk, Sashimi

Barley

Birthday: Spring 17

Barley owns Yodel Ranch, where you can buy cows and sheep. He lives with his granddaughter Mary and their dog Hana.

Best GiftsSpa-Boiled Egg, Rice Ball
Liked GiftsBamboo Shoots, Egg, Milk, Vegetables, Ores (Copper, Gold, Silver, and Mystrile)

Lillia

Birthday: Spring 19

Lillia owns the Poultry Farm and is the mother of Rick and Popuri. She is sick with an unspecified illness, so she rarely goes out of their house.

Best GiftsBlue Grass, Blue Magic Red Flower, Red Magic Red Flower, Turbojolt, Turbojolt XL, Truffles
Liked GiftsApple, Milk, Moondrop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower

Aqua (Light Blue Harvest Sprite)

Birthday: Spring 26

Aqua is one of the seven Harvest Sprites. He’s reluctant to work because he’s extremely concerned about getting dirty.

Best GiftsFlour, Wild Grape, Honey, Bread
Liked GiftsTurnip, Carrot, Apple, Blue Grass, Moondrop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower

Greg

Birthday: Spring 29

Greg is a fisherman who lives at Mineral Beach. He gives you a fishing rod when you first meet him.

Best GiftsLarge Fish
Liked GiftsApple, Medium Fish, Rice Ball, Corn

Sasha

Birthday: Spring 30

Sasha is Karen’s mother and the wife of Jeff. She likes to chat with other women in town during the afternoons.

Best GiftsChocolate, Chocolate Cookie, Chocolate Cake, Cookie
Liked GiftsApple, Red Magic Red Flower, Moondrop Flower, Toy Flower, Pink Cat Flower

Summer Birthdays

Popuri receives a birthday gift.

Popuri

Birthday: Summer 3 (Alternate: Summer 10)

Popuri is a marriage candidate in the game. She’s a childish girl who wants to go out and see the world.

Best GiftsSpa-Boiled Egg, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower, Honey
Liked GiftsCorn, Apple, Blue Magic Red Flower, Red Magic Red Flower, Egg

Harris

Birthday: Summer 4

Harris is the local policeman and the son of Mayor Thomas. He spends his time patrolling the town and visiting the inn.

Best GiftsSpa-Boiled Egg, Wine, Bodigizer XL, Turbojolt, Turbojolt XL
Liked GiftsApple, Bamboo Shoots, Carrot, Green Pepper, Honey

Cliff

Birthday: Summer 6

Cliff is a drifter who stays at the Inn. He’s very distant to people and is very shy. He is your rival for Ann’s affection.

Best GiftsSpa-Boiled Egg, Hot Milk, Mushroom Rice, Sushi, Omelet
Liked GiftsCucumber, Tomato, Wild Grape, Carrot, Bread

Basil

Birthday: Summer 11

Basil is a botanist conducting research about the plants around Mineral town. He is the husband of Anna and the father of Mary.

Best GiftsBlue Grass, Green Grass, Mushroom, Poisonous Mushroom, Truffle, Wild Grape
Liked GiftsApple, Bamboo Shoots, Potato, Moondrop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower

Timid (Green Harvest Sprite)

Birthday: Summer 16

Timid is one of the seven Harvest Sprites. He’s easily frightened and dislikes working with animals.

Best GiftsFlour, Wild Grape, Honey, Bread
Liked GiftsTurnip, Carrot, Apple, Blue Grass, Moondrop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower

Ann

Birthday: Summer 17 (Alternate: Summer 22)

Ann is one of the marriage candidates in the game. She enjoys cooking and loves to eat. She helps her father Doug by working at the Inn.

Best GiftsSpa-Boiled Egg, Bamboo Rice, Mushroom Rice, Omelet, Sushi
Liked GiftsApple, Milk, Egg, Large Fish, Rice Ball, Wild Grape

Kai

Birthday: Summer 22

Kai visits Mineral Town every summer and operates the Seaside Lodge. He is your rival for Popuri’s affection.

Best GiftsFlour, Oil, Bread, Large Fish, Bodigizer, Bodigizer XL, Turbojolt, Turbojolt XL
Liked GiftsApple, Honey, Medium Fish, Onion, Tomato, Wild Grape

Mayor Thomas

Birthday: Summer 25

Thomas is the town’s mayor and organizes most of the town’s festivals. He lives with his son, Harris, and the photographer, Kano.

Best GiftsBamboo Shoots, Truffle, Wine
Liked GiftsEgg, Honey, Milk, Potato, Spa-Boiled Egg, Sweet Potato, Turnip

Zack

Birthday: Summer 29

Zack comes to your farm to pick up the items in your shipping bin at 5:00 PM every day. He’s usually at his house on Mineral Beach or at the supermarket.

Best GiftsLarge Fish
Liked GiftsMedium Fish, Rice Ball, Spinach, SUGDW Apple, Wine

Fall Birthdays

Karen loves receiving a birthday gift.

Gotz

Birthday: Fall 2

Gotz is a lumberjack who can upgrade your house and farm buildings. He stays at the Woodcutter’s House.

Best GiftsOres (Copper, Silver, Gold, Mystrile), Bread, Lumber, Medium Fish, Milk, Egg
Liked GiftsApple, Carrot, Corn, Cucumber, Potato, Green Pepper, Honey

Stu

Birthday: Fall 5

Elli’s younger brother Stu lives with his grandmother Ellen. He’s good friends with May.

Best GiftsHoney, Wild Grape
Liked GiftsApple, Ores (Copper, Silver, Gold, Mystrile), Moondrop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower

Hoggy (Yellow Harvest Sprite)

Birthday: Fall 10

Hoggy is one of the seven Harvest Sprites. He loves to eat and sleep.

Best GiftsFlour, Wild Grape, Honey, Bread
Liked GiftsTurnip, Carrot, Apple, Blue Grass, Moondrop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower

Manna

Birthday: Fall 11

Manna runs the local winery with his husband, Duke. She loves to chat with other women in the town square every afternoon.

Best GiftsLarge Fish, Medium Fish, Pink Cat Flower, Honey, Orange Cup Fruit
Liked GiftsBamboo Shoots, Cabbage, Carrot, Onion, Potato, Toy Flower, Moondrop Flower

Chef (Red Harvest Sprite)

Birthday: Fall 14

Chef is one of the seven Harvest Sprites. As his name implies, he loves cooking and cooks for all the Harvest Sprites.

Best GiftsFlour, Wild Grape, Honey, Bread
Liked GiftsTurnip, Carrot, Apple, Blue Grass, Moondrop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower

Karen

Birthday: Fall 15 (Alternate: Fall 22)

Karen is the hardest bachelorette to get to like you in the game. She has a mature personality compared to the other marriage candidates.

Best GiftsWine, Truffle
Liked GiftsCorn, Eggplant, Green Pepper, Moondrop Flower, Toy Flower, Blue Magic Red Flower, Pink Cat Flower

Doctor

Birthday: Fall 17

The Doctor is a quiet person who spends most of his time at the clinic. He is your rival for Elli’s affection.

Best GiftsBamboo Shoots, Blue Grass, Large Fish, Poisonous Mushroom, Spa-Boiled Egg, Red Grass
Liked GiftsCarrot, Corn, Cucumber, Egg, Tomato, Turnip, Medium Fish, Green Pepper

Pastor Carter

Birthday: Fall 20

Pastor Carter is the town’s pastor. He spends most of his time inside the church.

Best GiftsFish (any size), Flour, Oil, Lumber, Wine
Liked GiftsTurnip, Potato, Onion, Pineapple, Green Pepper, Cabbage, Carrot, Milk

Anna

Birthday: Fall 22

Anna is Mary’s mother and wife of Basil. She likes to chat with other women every afternoon in the town square.

Best GiftsBlue Magic Red Flower, Moondrop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Red Magic Red Flower, Toy Flower
Liked GiftsBlue Grass, Egg, Fish (any size), Green Grass, Honey, Red Grass

Rick

Birthday: Fall 27

Rick works and lives at the Poultry Farm with Popuri and Lillia. He is Karen’s childhood friend and is your rival for her affection.

Best GiftsSpa-Boiled Egg, Honey, Wine, Turbojolt, Turbojolt XL, Large Fish
Liked GiftsBlue Magic Red Flower, Chicken Feed, Corn, Egg, Red Magic Red Flower

Winter Birthdays

Surprising Mary with a birthday present.

Kano

Birthday: Winter 2

Kano is a photographer living with Mayor Lewis. He’s very passionate about photography.

Best GiftsBamboo Shoots, Blue Grass, Green Grass, Honey, Mushroom, Wild Grape
Liked GiftsApple, Corn, Pineapple, Sweet Potato, Ores (Copper, Silver, Gold, Mystrile)

Gray

Birthday: Winter 6

Gray works as an apprentice to his grandfather Saibara. He spends time in the library when he’s not working. Gray is your rival for Mary’s affection in the game.

Best GiftsOres (Copper, Silver, Gold, Mystrile), Orichalcum, Adamantite, Bodigizer XL, Turbojolt XL
Liked GiftsBranch, Lumber, Potato, Egg, Bodigizer, Turbojolt

Doug

Birthday: Winter 11

Doug owns the Inn and lives with his daughter Ann. He spends all of his time inside the Inn.

Best GiftsBamboo Shoots, Mushroom, Green Grass, Oil, Flour
Liked GiftsOnion, Cabbage, Carrot, Pineapple, Wild Grape, Blue Grass

Ellen

Birthday: Winter 13

Ellen is an old lady living with her grandchildren, Stu and Elli. She spends all of her time inside her house.

Best GiftsMoondrop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower, Honey, Spa-Boiled Egg
Liked GiftsApple, Carrot, Cucumber, Egg, Sweet Potato, Tomato

Duke

Birthday: Winter 15

Duke owns the winery and runs it with his wife, Manna.

Best GiftsSpa-Boiled Egg, Large Fish, Bread, Wine
Liked GiftsCucumber, Eggplant, Spinach, Wild Grape

Won

Birthday: Winter 19

Won is a merchant who sells you rare seeds that are not available at the supermarket. He does not have any “loved” gifts in the game.

Best GiftsN/A
Liked GiftsFish (any size)

Mary

Birthday: Winter 20 (Alternate: Winter 25)

Mary is a shy librarian who loves reading and studying. She’s a candidate for marriage in the game.

Best GiftsBamboo Shoots, Blue Grass, Green Grass, Mushroom, Red Grass
Liked GiftsApple, Honey, Moondrop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower, Wild Grape

Nappy (Orange Harvest Sprite)

Birthday: Winter 22

Nappy is one of the seven Harvest Sprites. He’s not as enthusiastic about working and prefers playing instead.

Best GiftsFlour, Wild Grape, Honey, Bread
Liked GiftsTurnip, Carrot, Apple, Blue Grass, Moondrop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower

May

Birthday: Winter 26

May is the granddaughter of Barley. She’s good friends with Stu.

Best GiftsLarge Fish, Honey, Moondrop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower
Liked GiftsApple, Egg, Milk, Tomato

Jeff

Birthday: Winter 29

Jeff is a timid guy who runs the supermarket. He lives with his wife Sasha and daughter Karen.

Best GiftsBamboo Shoots, Fruit Juice, Bodigizer, Bodigizer XL, Turbojolt, Turbojolt XL
Liked GiftsApple, Blue Grass, Honey, Pink Cat Flower, Red Grass, Spa-Boiled Egg