All Character’s Birthday Guide for Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
All Character's Birthday Guide for Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

All characters in the game have birthdays. When you give someone a gift on their birthday, they will receive bonus affection points. To increase someone’s affection fast, give them a lot of their “loved” gifts on their birthday.

It’s important to raise the townspeople’s affection, as some of them give you useful items or teach you recipes that you can cook.

Note: If you pick the same birthday as one of the marriage candidates in the game, the date of their birthday changes to an alternate one.

SPRING

The player gives Sasha a birthday gift | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player gives Sasha a birthday gift

Bold

  • Birthday: Spring 4
  • Loved Gifts: Flour, Wild Grape, Bread, Honey, Wine
  • Liked Gifts: Apple, Oil, Turnip, Pineapple, Carrot, Red Grass, Blue Grass

Bold is the purple Harvest Sprite. You can find him with the rest of the Harvest Sprites in their hut behind the church.

Harvest Goddess

  • Birthday: Spring 8 (Alt. Spring 9)
  • Loved Gifts: Strawberry, Pineapple
  • Liked Gifts: Cabbage, Carrot, Corn, Cucumber, Egg (any size), Blue Magic Grass, Potato, Pumpkin, Moon Drop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Red Magic Grass, Spinach, Tomato, Toy Flower, Relaxation Tea Leaves, Turnip

The Harvest Goddess lives in the pond next to the hot springs. She loves gifts, especially the crops that come from your farm. The Harvest Goddess is a secret marriage candidate in the game.

Saibara

  • Birthday: Spring 11
  • Loved Gifts: Adamantite, Bamboo Shoots, Fish (L), Mystrile Ore, Orichalc, Truffles
  • Liked Gifts: Amethyst, Copper Ore, Cucumber, Eggplant, Gold Ore, Silver Ore, Topaz

Saibara is the town’s blacksmith. You can find his shop north of your farm. If you’re friends with Saibara, he will give you the recipe for pickled turnips.

Staid

  • Birthday: Spring 15
  • Loved Gifts: Flour, Wild Grape, Bread, Honey, Wine
  • Liked Gifts: Apple, Oil, Turnip, Pineapple, Carrot, Red Grass, Blue Grass

Staid is the blue Harvest Sprite. You can find him with the rest of the Harvest Sprites in their hut behind the church.

Elli

  • Birthday: Spring 16 (Alt: Spring 20)
  • Loved Gifts: Blue Magic Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower, Strawberry
  • Liked Gifts: Black Grass, Blue Grass, Fish (any size), Chocolate, Amethyst, Topaz

Elli is the town’s nurse. She works at the local clinic with the Doctor. She is one of the marriage candidates in the game.

Barley

  • Birthday: Spring 17
  • Loved Gifts: Rice Balls, Rice Cakes, Miso Soup, Noodles
  • Liked Gifts: Bread, Corn, Fish (any size), Egg (any size), Mushroom, Sweet Potato, Tomato, Truffle

Barley owns Yodel Ranch, where you can buy cows and sheep. If you are good friends with Barley, he will give you the recipe for ice cream.

Lillia

  • Birthday: Spring 19
  • Loved Gifts: Blue Grass, Blue Magic Flower, Bodigizer, Green Grass, Red Magic Flower, Tomato, Truffle
  • Liked Gifts: Chocolate, Corn, Pink Cat Flower, Purple Grass, Sweet Potato, Toy Flower

Lillia runs the town’s Poultry Farm with Rick and Popuri. If you are good friends with Lillia, she will give you the recipe for scrambled eggs.

Aqua

  • Birthday: Spring 26
  • Loved Gifts: Flour, Wild Grape, Bread, Honey, Wine
  • Liked Gifts: Apple, Oil, Turnip, Pineapple, Carrot, Red Grass, Blue Grass

Aqua is the light blue Harvest Sprite. You can find him with the rest of the Harvest Sprites in their hut behind the church.

Sasha

  • Birthday: Spring 30
  • Loved Gifts: Blue Magic Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Moon Drop Flower, Red Magic Flower, Toy Flower
  • Liked Gifts: Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Green Pepper, Honey, Pineapple, Sweet Potato, Tomato

Sasha is a friendly woman who runs the Supermarket with her husband, Jeff. If you are good friends with her, Sasha will give you the recipe for chocolate cookies.

SUMMER

The player gives Popuiri a birthday gift | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player gives Popuiri a birthday gift

Popuri

  • Birthday: Summer 3 (Alt: Summer 10)
  • Loved Gifts: Apple, Chocolate, Egg (any size), Boiled Egg, Apple, Ice Cream, Pink Diamond, Strawberry
  • Liked Gifts: Honey, Pineapple, Milk (any size), Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower, Sweet Potato

Popuri is a bubbly and friendly pink-haired girl who helps her mother and brother run the Poultry Farm. She is one of the marriage candidates in the game.

Harris

  • Birthday: Summer 4
  • Loved Gifts: Bodigizer, Fish (S), Turbojolt, Wine
  • Liked Gifts: Apple, Bamboo Shoot, Blue Magic Flower, Green Pepper, Honey, Pineapple, Pink Cat Flower

Harris works as the town’s constable. He consistently patrols around the town and often visits Barley and Gotz. If you are good friends with Harris, he will give you the recipe for fried rice.

Cliff

  • Birthday: Summer 6
  • Loved Gifts: Chirashi Sushi, Curry Rice, Grilled Fish, Sandwich, Sushi
  • Liked Gifts: Apple, Bread, Cheese (any size), Corn, Cucumber, Milk (any size), Pineapple

Cliff is a wanderer who ended up in Mineral Town. He usually goes to the church and is friends with Pastor Carter. Cliff is your rival for Ann’s affection.

Basil

  • Birthday: Summer 11
  • Loved Gifts: Black Grass, Green Grass, Mushroom, Red Grass, Truffle, White Grass
  • Liked Gifts: Blue Grass, Blue Magic Flower, Bread, Honey, Purple Grass, Yellow Grass

Basil is Mary’s father who studies the local flora. If you are good friends with Basil, he will give you the recipe for fruit latte.

Timid

  • Birthday: Summer 16
  • Loved Gifts: Flour, Wild Grape, Bread, Honey, Wine
  • Liked Gifts: Apple, Oil, Turnip, Pineapple, Carrot, Red Grass, Blue Grass

Timid is the green Harvest Sprite. You can find him with the rest of the Harvest Sprites in their hut behind the church.

Ann

  • Birthday: Summer 17 (Alt: Summer 22)
  • Loved Gifts: Chocolate, Pink Diamond, Spa-Boiled Egg
  • Liked Gifts: Apple, Boiled Egg, Bread, Pineapple, Rice Ball, Sweet Potato, Tomato

Ann is an energetic girl who works at the Inn with his father, Doug. She loves cleaning and cooking. Ann is one of the marriage candidates in the game.

Kai

  • Birthday: Summer 22
  • Loved Gifts: Corn, Bread, Egg (S), Fish (L), Flour, Oil, Tomato
  • Liked Gifts: Apple, Honey, Milk (any size), SUGDW Apple, HMSGB Apple, Fish (S, M)

Kai visits Mineral Town every summer and is your rival for Popuri’s affection. If you are good friends with Kai, he’ll give you the recipe for popcorn.

Mayor Thomas

  • Birthday: Summer 25
  • Loved Gifts: Apple Pie, Chocolate Cake, Pizza, Relaxation Tea, Wine
  • Liked Gifts: Bamboo Shoots, Egg (S), Honey, Pineapple, Sweet Potato, Truffle

Thomas is the town’s mayor. He organizes most of the town’s festivals and gatherings. 

Zack

  • Birthday: Summer 29
  • Loved Gifts: Bodigizer, Cucumber, Fish (L), Pineapple, Tomato, Turbojolt, Wine
  • Liked Gifts: Bamboo Shoots, Fish (S, M), Rice Ball, Wild Grape, Truffle

Zack is the guy that picks up your shipments daily. If you are good friends with him, Zack will give you the recipe for fried noodles. 

FALL

The player gives Karen a birthday gift | Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
The player gives Karen a birthday gift

Gotz

  • Birthday: Fall 2
  • Loved Gifts: Apple, Cucumber, Fish (L, M), HMSGB Apple, Honey, Oil, Sweet Potato, Truffle
  • Liked Gifts: Bodigizer, Chocolate, Sushi, Wine

Gotz is a woodcutter who can upgrade your house and farm buildings. If you are good friends with him, Gotz will give you the recipe for savory pancakes.

Stu

  • Birthday: Fall 5
  • Loved Gifts: Chocolate, Wild Grapes, Apple Pie, Cheese Cake, Cookies
  • Liked Gifts: Gold Ore, Mystrile Ore, Pineapple, SUGDW Apple, Topaz, Wool (any size)

Stu is Elli’s younger brother. He lives with his grandmother, Ellen. You can often find Stu playing with May at the church.

Hoggy

  • Birthday: Fall 10
  • Loved Gifts: Flour, Wild Grape, Bread, Honey, Wine
  • Liked Gifts: Apple, Oil, Turnip, Pineapple, Carrot, Red Grass, Blue Grass

Hoggy is the yellow Harvest Sprite. You can find him with the rest of the Harvest Sprites in their hut behind the church.

Manna

  • Birthday: Fall 11
  • Loved Gifts: Bamboo Shoots, Fish (any size), Honey, Pineapple, Pink Cat Flower, Truffle
  • Liked Gifts: Amethyst, Bodigizer, Cucumber, Eggplant, Green Pepper, Sweet Potato, Tomato, Toy Flower

Manna runs Aja Winery with her husband, Duke. If you are good friends with Manna, she’ll give you the recipe for greens.

Chef

  • Birthday: Fall 14
  • Loved Gifts: Flour, Wild Grape, Bread, Honey, Wine
  • Liked Gifts: Apple, Oil, Turnip, Pineapple, Carrot, Red Grass, Blue Grass

Chef is the red Harvest Sprite. You can find him with the rest of the Harvest Sprites in their hut behind the church.

Karen

  • Birthday: Fall 15 (Alt: Fall 23)
  • Loved Gifts: Bamboo Shoot, Cheese (any size), Diamond, Truffle, Wild Grape, Wine
  • Liked Gifts: Blue Magic Flower, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Moon Drop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Toy Flower

Karen is the daughter of Jeff and Sasha. She loves cooking, despite being terrible at it. Karen is one of the marriage candidates in the game.

Doctor

  • Birthday: Fall 19
  • Loved Gifts: Apple, Cheese (any size), Corn, Green Pepper, Pineapple, Tomato
  • Liked Gifts: Bamboo Shoots, Black Grass, Blue Grass, Honey, Milk (any size), Orange Grass, Red Grass, Yellow Grass

The Doctor works at the town’s clinic and is your rival for Elli’s affection. If you are good friends with him, the Doctor will give you the recipe for mixed juice.

Pastor Carter

  • Birthday: Fall 20
  • Loved Gifts: Egg (any size), Fish (any size), Flour, Oil, Wine
  • Liked Gifts: Apple, Corn, Eggplant, Green Pepper, Honey, Pineapple, Rice Ball, Sweet Potato, Tomato

Carter works as the pastor of the local church. If you are good friends with him, Carter will give you the recipe for strawberry milk. He will also grant you access to his mushroom garden.

Anna

  • Birthday: Fall 23
  • Loved Gifts: Apple, Chocolate, Corn, Flour, Honey, Oil, Pineapple, Sweet Potato, Wine
  • Liked Gifts: Amethyst, Emerald, Ruby, Topaz

Anna is Basil’s wife and Mary’s mother. She usually hangs out in the town square with the other women from town.

Rick

  • Birthday: Fall 27
  • Loved Gifts: Bodigizer, Chocolate, Corn, Egg (any size), Fish (L)
  • Liked Gifts: Blue Grass, Blue Magic Flower, Green Grass, Indigo Grass, Mushroom, Pineapple, Purple Grass

Rick works at the Poultry Farm. He’s very protective of his sister, Popuri. Rick is your rival for Karen’s affection.

WINTER

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The player surprises Doug with a birthday gift

Gray

  • Birthday: Winter 6
  • Loved Gifts: Bread, Cheese (any size), Tomato, Wine
  • Liked Gifts: Adamantite, Agate, Amethyst, Chocolate, Copper Ore, Gold Ore, Ruby, Topaz

Gray works as an apprentice blacksmith of his grandfather, Saibara. He is your rival for Mary’s affection.

Doug

  • Birthday: Winter 11
  • Loved Gifts: Black Grass, Bamboo Shoots, Corn, Mushroom, Purple Grass, Truffle
  • Liked Gifts: Apple, Bread, Cucumber, Fish (any size), Green Grass, Pineapple, Tomato, Wine

Doug is Ann’s father and is the owner of the town’s inn. If you are good friends with Doug, he will give you the recipe for cheese fondue.

Ellen

  • Birthday: Winter 13
  • Loved Gifts: Flour, Honey, Truffle, Wool (any size), Yarn (any size)
  • Liked Gifts: Blue Magic Flower, Cucumber, Moon Drop Flower, Pink Cat Flower, Tomato, Toy Flower

Ellen is the grandmother of Elli and Stu. If you are good friends with her, Ellen will give you the recipe for sandwiches. You can give her yarn to make socks, if her affection is high enough.

Duke

  • Birthday: Winter 15
  • Loved Gifts: Bread, Cucumber, Eggplant, Fish (L), Wine
  • Liked Gifts: Chocolate, Egg (any size), Pineapple, Rice Ball, SUGDW Apple, Truffle

Duke owns and runs Aja Winery with his wife, Manna. He really loves wine and often spends time at the inn.

Won

  • Birthday: Winter 19
  • Loved Gifts: Adamantite, Emerald, Gold Ore, Mystrile Ore, Ruby, Topaz
  • Liked Gifts: Apple, HMSGB Apple, SUGDW Apple

Won is a salesman who visits your house and sells you various merchandise. You can find him inside Zack’s house at Mineral Beach.

Mary

  • Birthday: Winter 20 (Alt: Winter 25)
  • Loved Gifts: Bamboo Shoots, Black Grass, Blue Grass, Poisonous Mushroom, Truffle, Wild Grapes
  • Liked Gifts: Apple, Green Pepper, Honey, Pineapple, Pumpkin, Spinach, Tomato, Yellow Grass

Mary works at the town’s library. She loves reading and aspires to become a novelist. Mary is one of the marriage candidates in the game. 

Nappy

  • Birthday: Winter 22
  • Loved Gifts: Flour, Wild Grape, Bread, Honey, Wine
  • Liked Gifts: Apple, Oil, Turnip, Pineapple, Carrot, Red Grass, Blue Grass

Nappy is the orange Harvest Sprite. You can find him with the rest of the Harvest Sprites in their hut behind the church.

May

  • Birthday: Winter 26
  • Loved Gifts: Apple, Chocolate, Fish (L), Honey, Pineapple, Pink Cat Flower, Red Magic Flower, Toy Flower
  • Liked Gifts: Adamantite, Amethyst, Emerald, Egg (any size), Tomato

May is the granddaughter of Barley. She is friends with Stu and you can find them playing near the church every day.

Jeff

  • Birthday: Winter 29
  • Loved Gifts: Bodigizer, Blue Grass, Honey, Indigo Grass, White Grass
  • Liked Gifts: Black Grass, Chocolate, Fish (any size), Pink Cat Flower, Purple Grass, Tomato, Truffles

Jeff runs the Supermarket with his wife Sasha. He is Karen’s father.