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This is a guide to Nook Miles, as well as where to spend your Nook Miles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). All Nook Miles exclusive items, as well as our rating for buying them, can be found here. Read on to learn more about this feature!

What Should You Spend Nook Miles On?

Exclusive Item Req. Miles Recommendation
Pocket Organization Guide 5000 ★★★★★
Pretty Good Tools Recipes 3000 ★★★★☆
Tool Ring: It's Essential! 800 ★★★★☆
Hairstyles and Colors (3 Types) 2400 ~ 3000 ★★★☆☆
Custom Design Pro Editor 800 ★★★☆☆
Nook Miles Ticket 2000 ★★★☆☆
Clothes 600〜800 ★★☆☆☆

First: Pocket Organization Guide

The very first thing we recommend spending your Nook Miles on would be the Pocket Organization Guide. This item will let you carry even more items in your inventory.

There are two inventory upgrades, from 20 to 30 slots and from 30 to 40 slots. Needless to say, you should get both as early as possible!

Next: Pretty Good Tools Recipes

Pretty Good Tools
The next item you should go for is the one titled Pretty Good Tools Recipes.

This will allow you to create normal Tools as opposed to their Flimsy versions.

For Axes, you get both a normal Axe and a Stone Axe, so you can avoid chopping down trees if you want materials but don't want to have to grow new trees all the time either.

All Tools will break, but the higher durability is worth the extra materials.

List of Tools

Also a Must: Tool Ring

Tool Ring
The Tool Ring is, in the game's own words, “essential”. This useful item will let you select your favorite tools and bring them up via a quick draw menu.

This will allow you to play more comfortably, as you don't need to dig through your stuffed inventory to find the tool you need.

Hairstyles and Hair Colors (If you care about appearance)

Hairstyles and Hair Colors
If you want to increase the amount of hair styles and hair colors you have access to, you can buy the items Top 8 Pop Hairstyles, Top 8 Cool Hairstyles, and Top 8 Stylish Hair Colors. This will give you more customization over your own character, and allow you to go about your day in style.

How to Change Your Face and Hair

Pro Editor if you want to make your own designs

Pro Editor

If you want to make your own pro designs right away, you'll need the Pro Editor. If you are used to the pro designs function of previous installments in the series, this one is a no-brainer!

Nook Miles Ticket if you want to make bells!

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If you want to get as many bells as quickly as possible, you'll want to buy a Nook Miles Ticket. With this ticket, you can travel to distant islands and get your hands on valuable bugs, as well as money-rocks. Therefore, this will be a great way to get lots of money quickly, so we recommend getting them after securing the other items.

They are also often used when trading online, so print out your tickets and get trading!

Recipe and Fruit Trading Board

Clothes if you have extra miles!

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Once you have plenty of money and the other items, go for the Nook Inc. clothes. These articles of clothing can only be obtained via the Nook Stop, a must for all true collectors.

Should You Buy Bell Vouchers?

Don't Buy Bell Vouchers

Bell vouchers sell for 3000 Bells

Another unique item you can buy with Miles is the Bell Vouchers. Bell vouchers have a single purpose, being sold at Nook's Cranny for 3000 Bells.

Even if you are running low on Bells, we don't recommend buying Bell Vouchers. While 500 Miles is cheap, you can easily get 3000 Bells by selling Bugs, Fish or even Shells.

For more effective ways to make Bells, you can check our guide over here:

Money Making Guide | How to Get Bells Fast

How to Use Nook Miles

Exchange them for items at the Nook Stop

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Nook Miles can be used at the Nook Stop (found in Resident Services) to obtain exclusive items. Since these items and clothing articles cannot be obtained elsewhere, you're going to want to save a lot of miles! See the link below for an explanation of the Nook Stop and Nook Miles

Nook Stop Explained

Use them to pay for the Getaway Package

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Nook Miles can also be used to pay for your Getaway Package loan. If you are planning to upgrade to a house, you will first need to pay 5000 Nook Miles.

Nook Miles Exclusive Items

List of Special Items

Item Nook Miles
Bell Voucher 500
Nook Miles Ticket 2000
Custom Design Pro Editor 800
Pretty Good Tools Recipes 3000
Tool Ring: It's Essential! 800
Pocket Organization Guide 5000
Top 8 Pop Hairstyles 2400
Top 8 Cool Hairstyles 2400
Top 8 Stylish Hair Colors 3000

List of Clothing Items

Clothing Name Nook Miles
Nook Inc. aloha shirt 600
Nook Inc. tee 600
Nook Inc. blouson 800
Nook Inc. bandanna 500
Nook Inc. cap 500
Nook Inc. eye mask 400
Nook Inc. socks 400
Nook Inc. slippers 400
Nook Inc. knapsack 800

Getaway Package

Service Name Nook Miles
Getaway Package 5000

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21 Anonymousabout 2 months

Nook miles all the way with all the potential items im gonna get i think it's the best one out of the option when you're starting out

20 Anonymousabout 2 months

As soon as i see godzilla and the big boy robot i knew where im gonna spend my nook miles first sorry nook mile ticket i have my priorities

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