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Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) - How to Raise Villager Friendship (Gifting Guide) | Activities with Villagers

Enjoy the perks of being a social butterfly in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH)! Raise your friendship with villagers by doing activities with them or running errands for them. You can even get special rewards, like catchphrases and villager photos!

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Daily Activites to Raise Friendship with Villagers

Here's a list of acitivites you can do everyday to raise your friendship with villagers!

Daily Activities to Raise Friendship
1 Talk to Villagers Everyday
2 Send Letters
3 Give Presents
4 Special Friendship Blessings

1. Talk to Villagers Everyday

ANCH - Talking to Villagers (Fauna)

Your friendship with a villager will increase the first time you talk to them each day. The effect increases the more days you talk to them in a row.

Talking to them multiple times in a single day won't increase friendship levels.

2. Send Villager Letters

ACNH - Letter from Raddie
You can sometimes receive a reply when you send letters to villagers. If you're lucky, they may give you a gift as well!

Your friendship increases when you get a reply for a letter you sent.

How to Send Letters and Postcards

3. Give Villager Gifts

ACNH - Give Gifts to Raise Friendship

If you get close enough with a villager, you'll have an option to give them a gift whenever you talk to them.

If they like your present, they can also give you a present in return!

Better Presents Get Better Rewards

ACNH - Player exchanging presents with villagers

Furniture items that are more expensive will get you better rewards, like the villager photos, rare furniture, and more!

4. Special Friendship Blessings

ACNH - Katrina Special Friendship Blessing

Katrina offers Special Friendship Blessings that can help boost your friendship with a chosen villager!

How to Find Katrina's Fortune Shop

Other Activities to Raise Friendship

Though you won't get to do these activities every day, keep an eye out for them to quickly raise your friendship!

Give medicine when sick Return a lost item
Buy or Sell an item Give a gift on their birthday
Play Treasure Hunt Complete their requests

Give Medicine When Villagers are Sick

ACNH - Sick Villager Needs Medicine

If a villager is sick, they will be in their pajamas, and looking weak. You can craft Medicine, or purchase it at Nook's Cranny, and give it to the sick villager. They will instantly be good as new, and will give you an item as thanks!

Return Villagers Lost Items

ACNH - Raising Friendship - Return Lost Item

Ocassionally, you may find an unfamiliar item on the ground. Return the item to its rightful owner within the day to increase your friendship level and receive an item as a thank-you!

Lost Item Guide

Agree to Sell an Item Villagers Want From You

ACNH - Sell to Villagers
Sometimes, a villager will ask if they can buy an item you have in your pockets. Of course, they'll be happy if you agree! You'll get some Bells for it, too.

Give a Gift on a Villager's Birthday

ACNH - Villager Birthday Announcement
When a villager's birthday is approaching, an announcement will be posted on the Bulletin Board.

You can visit their home to celebrate their birthday and don't forget to bring a gift! You can also wrap it for extra friendship points.

You can check out villager birthdays on our List of Villagers page.

List of Villagers

Play Treasure Hunt with Villagers

ACNH - Villager Treasure Hunt

A villager may ask you to play Treasure Hunt with them. They'll bury an item somewhere on the island and you need to find it before the timer runs out.

Don't forget to return the treasure to the villager so you can get the item inside as a prize!

How to Play Treasure Hunt with Villagers

Katrina's Friendship Services

Friendship Assessment

ACNH - Katrina Friendship Assessment
You can have Katrina assess your current friendship level with a villager for 1,000 Bells. She will also comment on the friendship tier you're currently in with your chosen villager and will give you a hint on how to increase it!

Friendship Tiers
Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3

Tier 1

ACNH - Tier 1 Friendship Level

Villagers that have recently moved to your island will start on this friendship tier. Katrina will describe your relationship with the villager as a bit distant and will urge you to get them know them a little better!

Tier 2

ACNH - Tier 2 Friendship Level

Villagers that you consistently talk to or have received 1 special friendship blessing will be on this friendship tier.

Katrina will describe you and your villager as acquaintances, and will urge you to continue speaking to them kindly to boost their friendship!

Tier 3

ACNH - Tier 3 Friendship Level

Villagers that you talk to and gift items or have received 9 special friendship blessings will be on this friendship tier.

Katrina will describe you and your villager as quite close, and will describe your relationshop as the beginnings of a stronger bond than that of acquaintances.

Friendship Blessings

ACNH - Katrina Friendship Rules
After purchasing a friendship assessment, Katrina will offer an optional Special Friendship Blessing that costs 10,000 Bells that will increase your friendship with your chosen villager!

3 Friendship Blessings unlock Gifting

ACNH - Villager Gift Menu
A new villager that has just recently moved to your island will require three friendship blessings to unlock the ability to give them gifts!

List of Villager Requests and Errands

Catch a Specific Bug or Fish for Villagers

ACNH - Villager Request
Villagers may ask you to catch a specific bug or fish for them. If you happen to catch one, be sure to give it to them within the day.

Buy an Item from Villagers

ACNH - Buy an item from a villager
Sometimes, a villager may come running to you to ask you if you'd like to buy a specific item from them.

Deliver an Item for Villagers

ACNH - Deliver an item
When you're close enough with a villager, they may ask you to deliver an item to another villager.

Make sure to give the item within the day and as much as possible, do not open the present!

You'll also get an item from the receiver as a thank-you.

What Can You Get for Raising Friendship Levels with Villagers

Change the Villager's Catchphrase

ACNH - Invent a catchphrase

When you are close enough with a villager, they can approach you to change their catchphrase. Sometimes, other villagers will pick it up too!

Change the Villager's Greeting

ACNH - Change villager greeting
This is unique for every villager. Sometimes, they will go up to you and ask you for suggestions on a new greeting. Feel free to get creative!

Get the Villager's Framed Photo

ACNH - Zucker photo

Once you're very close friends with a villager, you have a chance to receive their photo. This is an exclusive item that you can get from each villager, so be sure to treasure it!

You can also customize it to change the frame variation.

This is different from character posters, which you can get by calling them to Photopia, or scanning their amiibo.

How to Get Villager Photos and Posters

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