Where to find Sandy in Stardew Valley: Gifts, birthday, can you marry her, more

Nikhil Bahuguna
Sandy in front of a stardew valley poster

Whether you’re looking to gift something to Sandy in Stardew Valley or simply wondering if you can marry her, here’s all you need to know.

As you progress in Stardew Valley, you’ll need to repair the bus, which will allow you to unlock further areas of the map. Of course, this also means you’ll come across new NPCs, like Sandy.

While Sandy might not be her real name, as she clearly states during the first few interactions, if you wish to increase your friendship level with her, you need to know what she loves, likes, and even more so, hates.

So here’s all you need to know about Sandy in Stardew Valley.

Where to find Sandy?

Sandy can be found easily in the Oasis, a store located in The Desert, which is open from 9 AM till 11:50 PM. To make your way to the Calico Desert, head to the far Northwest of Pelican Town. The Oasis store will stand out in the desert in particular due to its vibrant pink design.

While Sandy never leaves her store, she can be found roaming the desert with Emily after 1 PM on her birthday, Fall 15.

Here’s Sandy’s schedule on her birthday:

  • 9:00 AM – At Oasis
  • 12:00 PM – At Oasis talking to Emily
  • 1:00 PM – Leaves Oasis and stands next to the bench towards the left side
  • 3:00 PM – Heads to the pond in the Northwest
  • 5:00 PM – Leaves the pond area and stands next to the Sand Dragon
  • 6:00 PM – Heads to the bus area
  • 7:00 PM – Moves to the front of the Desert Trader
  • 8:00 PM – Returns to the area around Oasis
  • 10:50 PM – Leaves the area
  • 11:30 PM – Stands close to the bench next to the bus
  • 12:00 AM – Says goodbye to Emily
  • 12:10 AM – Returns to Oasis
Oasis store in Stardew Valley
Except for her birthday, Sandy can always be found in the Oasis store.

All gifts you can give to Sandy in Stardew Valley

Sandy loves some items more than others and your chances of boosting your friendship with her depends on the gifts you give her.

Items Sandy loves

  • All Universal loves – Golden Pumpkin, Magic Rock Candy, Prismatic Shard, Pearl, Rabbit’s Foot
  • Crocus
  • Daffodil
  • Mango Sticky Rice – Prepared via Cooking (1 of Mango, Coconut, and Rice)
  • Sweet Pea

Items Sandy likes

  • All Universal likes
  • All Fruits
  • Goat Milk
  • Large Goat Milk
  • Quartz
  • Wool

Apart from the items mentioned above, Sandy either has a neutral reaction or simply hates the rest of the gifts. To ensure you’re not lowering your friendship with her, you should avoid gifting her the following:

  • All Universal Dislikes
  • All Universal Hates
  • Holly

Can you marry Sandy in Stardew Valley?

You can’t marry Sandy in Stardew Valley but you can increase your friendship level with her by gifting things she likes or loves.

Stardew Valley: All Sandy heart events

Unlike other NPCs, Sandy only has one notable heart event.

Seven Hearts

Once you reach seven hearts with Sandy, she will mail you the Tom Kha Soup recipe.

It’s also worth noting that at any friendship level between 1-10, Sandy can send you gifts like Coconut and Cactus fruit along with the recipe above.

Are there any quests with Sandy in Stardew Valley?

Sandy can give you a few quests to complete:

  • Help Wanted: Sandy can request a random item often. Once you bring her the item she desires, you get three times the item’s base price along with a massive 150 friendship points.
  • The Pirate’s Wife: While this isn’t a quest given by Sandy, it involves her to a certain degree. You have to give Sandy a Rose, via Birdie from Ginger Island.

What is Sandy’s real name?

No one knows Sandy’s real name in Stardew Valley as the game never reveals her true identity. Sandy sticks to this name as it’s good for business out in the Desert region.

That’s all you need to know to make Sandy your friend in Stardew Valley. If you wish to know more about the NPCs in the game, be sure to check the following:

Where to find Gus in Stardew Valley | How to marry Sam in Stardew Valley | Where to find Kent in Stardew Valley | How to marry Abigail in Stardew Valley

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