How to Romance Leah in Stardew Valley: Best Gifts and Schedule

Leah is such a heartwarmer! Follow the gifts and schedule listed here to warm her heart back!

Leah is one of our favorite characters in Stardew Valley. She spends most of her time alone making art in her home and seems to always have a sunny, passive disposition. If you're looking to romance Leah in-game, you've come to the right article.

How To Romance Leah in Stardew Valley: Best Gifts and Schedule

Leah has a checkered past, and while you try to gain her affection, that past comes out. Her ex Kel even makes an appearance at one point to try to win her back. Luckily, Leah will decline no matter what, but that doesn't make it any easier to build romance between you two. Read on below to learn when and how to gain her interest.

  • Primary Location: Her cottage in on the east side of Cindersap Forest
  • Birthday: Winter 23

Gifts

Gifts are the fastest way to gain hearts through any character. If you give them gifts they love and like, you'll trigger the cutscenes and learn a little bit more about them. Giving the best gifts to Leah can also trigger some exclusive conversations that you wouldn't otherwise get to see. Giving her a gift they love on their birthday can even increase your heart level by two hearts in one go! Shown below are the gifts Leah loves.

  • All Universal Loves
  • Goat Cheese
  • Poppyseed Muffin
  • Salad
  • Stir Fry
  • Truffle
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Wine

Related: How to make wine in Stardew Valley - Pro Game Guides


Schedule

Stardew Valley map highlighting Leah's Cottage.

Following her schedule can be tricky since it changes depending on the day, weather, and what events and tasks have happened. Above is an image of where her cottage can be found, and below is the complete schedule list.

Spring

  • Normal
    • 9:00 am - Sculpting in her cottage.
    • 12:00 pm - Stands near edge of river southwest of her cottage.
    • 3:00 pm - Walks to the end of the pier in Cindersap Forest and draws.
    • 6:30 pm - Standing at the west side of the pond.
    • 7:30 pm - Standing in front of her bookcase.
    • 10:00 pm - Standing at her table.
    • 12:00 am - Goes to bed.
  • Monday
    • 9:00 am - Sculpting in her cottage.
    • 11:00 am - Goes to Pierre's General Store.
    • 5:00 pm - Returns home and stands in front of her bookcase.
    • 10:00 pm - Standing at the table in her house.
    • 12:00 am - Goes to bed.
  • Rainy Day, Friday, and Saturday
    • 9:00 am - Sculpting in her cottage.
    • 12:00 pm - Painting at her easel.
    • 2:00 pm - Standing in front of her bookcase.
    • 4:00 pm - Drinking at the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 11:40 pm - Goes home and goes to bed.
  • The 16th Only
    • 9:00 am - Sculpting in her cottage.
    • 10:30 am - Goes to the waiting room of the Clinic.
    • 1:30 pm - Goes to the left exam room in the Clinic.
    • 4:00 pm - Goes to the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 11:40 pm - Goes home and goes to bed.

Summer

  • Normal - Bridge Repaired
    • 9:00 am - Sculpting in her cottage.
    • 12:00 am - Leaves her cottage to draw at the tidal pools at the beach.
    • 7:00 pm - Goes home to stand in front of her bookcase.
    • 10:00 pm - Standing at her table.
    • 12:00 am - Goes to bed.
  • Normal - Bridge Not Repaired
    • 9:00 am - Sculpting in her cottage.
    • 12:00 - Leaves her cottage to draw at  the beach shore, south of the entrance.
    • 7:00 pm - Goes home to stand in front of her bookcase.
    • 10:00 pm - Standing at her table.
    • 12:00 am - Goes to bed.
  • Monday
    • 9:00 am - Sculpting in her cottage.
    • 11:00 am - Shopping at Pierre's General Store
    • 5:00 pm - Goes home to stand in front of her bookcase.
    • 10:00 pm - Standing at her table.
    • 12:00 am - Goes to bed.
  • Rainy Day, Friday, and Saturday
    • 9:00 am - Sculpting in her cottage.
    • 12:00 pm - Painting at her easel.
    • 2:00 pm - Standing in front of her bookcase.
    • 4:00 pm - Drinking at the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 11:40 am - Goes home and goes to bed.

Autumn

  • Normal
    • 9:00 am - Sculpting in her cottage.
    • 12:00 pm - Standing on the east side of the river in town, above the Blacksmith.
    • 7:00 pm - Goes home to stand in front of her bookcase.
    • 10:00 pm - Standing at her table.
    • 12:00 am - Goes to bed.
  • Monday
    • 9:00 am - Sculpting in her cottage.
    • 11:00 am - Shopping at Pierre's General Store
    • 5:00 pm - Goes home to stand in front of her bookcase.
    • 10:00 pm - Standing at her table.
    • 12:00 am - Goes to bed.
  • Rainy Day, Friday, and Saturday
    • 9:00 am - Sculpting in her cottage.
    • 12:00 pm - Painting at her easel.
    • 2:00 pm - Standing in front of her bookcase.
    • 4:00 pm - Drinking at the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 11:40 am - Goes home and goes to bed.

Winter

  • Normal
    • 9:00 am - Sculpting in her cottage.
    • 12:00 pm - Painting at her easel.
    • 2:00 pm - Standing in front of her bookcase.
    • 4:00 pm - Drinking at the Stardrop Saloon.
    • 12:00 am - Goes home and goes to bed.
  • Monday (Not Raining)
    • 9:00 am - Sculpting in her cottage.
    • 11:00 am - Shopping at Pierre's General Store
    • 5:00 pm - Goes home to stand in front of her bookcase.
    • 10:00 pm - Standing at her table.
    • 12:00 am - Goes to bed.
  • The 15th Only
    • 9:00 am - Sculpting in her cottage.
    • 12:00 pm - Painting at her easel.
    • 2:00 pm - Standing in front of her bookcase.
    • 4:00 pm - Attending the Night Market.
    • 11:40 am - Goes home and goes to bed.

Marriage

  • Monday
    • 8:30 am - Walking to the bridge in Cindersap Forest, southwest of her cottage.
    • 3:00 pm - Standing outside of her cottage.
    • 5:30 pm - Returns home to the farm.

Related: Stardew Valley Best Crops for Every Season - Spring, Summer, & Fall! - Pro Game Guides


Friendship Events

The friendship events are good way to lose some affection. Listed below are the options you have and what you should avoid.

  • Two Hearts
    • Once you get past the outer layers, the true nature starts to show...
      • It's the same with people. (No effect)
      • I actually prefer the look of raw, unadultered wood. (No effect)
      • (creepy) May I have a kiss? (-100 friendship)
    • Although, I have to admit... it's not easy to pay the bills as an artist.
      • Why don't you have an art show in town? (No effect)
      • Why don't you sell your art on the internet? (No effect)
  • Four Hearts
    • When she asks if it was selfish to move out of the city to be an artist
      • No, it had to be done. (No Effect)
      • No, and your ex sounds like an idiot. (No Effect)
      • No, but you would've been better off staying in the city. (-20 Friendship)
      • Yeah, a little. (-20 Friendship)
      • Yeah, but it's natural to care about yourself first. (-20 Friendship)

That's it! With all this information, you're ready to gain Leah's affections. Do I hear wedding bells?

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