When you start playing Animal Crossing, you might think that it is just another game and not much more than that. Well, think again! There’s a lot more to this game than meets the eye. Maybe you don’t know it yet but there’s so much meaning found in every little thing in this game. It may seem like a simple virtual town with cute little characters as its inhabitants but believe us when we say that there is so much more to it than just that. You see if you play the game long enough and with enough dedication, you will get to know all these characters and their quirks, habits, and hobbies. Whether they live by the rules or break them on a daily basis; whether they love bugs or hate them; whether they are introverts or extroverts. So many details that make these animals unique individuals are up to your discovery. And as such, when you play the game for some time, you will also learn about things like their birthdays and other special days of significance for each one of them.
How To Send Gifts In Animal Crossing?
Decide on What to Give
To start, make a rough list of all the villagers you’d like to be friends with. You can use this as a guide to determine what to give. Each animal will have their own likes and dislikes, so be sure to pay attention to this when deciding what gift(s) to send. You can also see what each animal is currently wearing to decide what gift(s) to send. You can also use the table below to help decide what to give. If you’re playing with a friend, you can decide to send the same gift to each other to make it more interesting!
Identify the Right Gift recipient
After deciding what to give, you should now take some time to figure out which animal to send the gift to. You should consider who you’re trying to get to like you. If you’re trying to make a specific animal like you, keep in mind that you need to give a gift to that animal at least three times for them to consider you a friend. Alternatively, you can try to get someone who is already your friend to like you more. If you’re trying to get an animal that already likes you to like you more, keeps in mind that they only have a certain number of hearts available for you to receive. Each gift you give will decrease the number of hearts they have by one and will remain at that amount until they regenerate (which takes around one real-time day).
Select and Buy the Gift(s) You Want to Send
Make sure to gift something that you’re sure the animal will like. If you’re still not sure what to send, you can consult your preferred gift list to help you decide. For example, if you’re trying to get an animal that already likes you to like you more, you can give them a gift that is worth 2-3 hearts. If you’re trying to get an animal to like you, you should give them a gift that is worth 1 heart. If they already like you, they’ll only receive one heart from your gift. If you’re playing with a friend, you can also exchange multiple gifts with them to show you care. This can be done by going to their house and giving them a gift any time of the day.
Write a Friendly Message With Your Gift
Along with sending your gift, write a friendly message to the animal. This will help the animal understand that you sent them the gift because you care about them. Make sure to be genuine and honest in your message. For instance, if you send a Mochi Muffin to an animal who already likes you, you can write a message like “I baked you this Mochi Muffin because you’re my favorite!” If you’re trying to get someone to like you, you can write a message like “I baked this Mochi Muffin for you because I think you’re really special!”
Send The Gift(s) To The Animal of Your Choice
Once you’ve decided what to send, bought the gift(s), and written a friendly message, you can now send the gift(s) to the animal of your choice. You can send gifts to any animal you like, whether they are your friends or not. To send a gift, go to that animal’s house and interact with their mailbox. You will see “Give a Gift” as an option. Select this option and choose which gift(s) you want to send to the animal.
Confirm That The Recipient Has Received Your Gift
This might be a silly step, but it’s actually really important! Make sure to check the animals’ house to see if the animal has received your gift(s). If you want, you can also send them a “Thank You” letter to show that you appreciate the gift(s) they sent you.
Why You Should Send Gifts In Animal Crossing?
To help you get to know your neighbors
Your neighbors are an important part of village life. You can befriend them, invite them to events, and even have them visit your house. If you don’t know them, it could lead to awkward situations, like if they invite you to an event and you have no idea who they are. One simple way to get to know your neighbors is to send them gifts. By sending them gifts, you’ll know who they are, they’ll be able to like you more, and you’ll be able to get more involved with the village as a whole. Another thing that sending gifts can do is help you discover what villagers like. For example, if you send a lot of flowers to villagers, you’ll find out that a lot of people really like flowers. You can use this information to help you send better presents in the future.
Because they’re free and they make people happy
Gifts are a great way to have someone in your village like you. And in return, the villagers will send you gifts back. If you send a present to a villager, there’s a chance that they’ll send you a gift in return. It doesn’t happen all the time, but it does happen. They’re free, and they make people happy. What more can you ask for? You can also send gifts to villagers who you don’t know very well. This can be helpful if you want to get to know someone, but don’t know what to talk to them about. This is especially true if you’re a newcomer to a village and you want to make friends. It’s a great way to start getting to know people.
Because sending gifts builds trust
Trust is an important part of Animal Crossing. You’ll need to build trust with your villagers if you want to join the village board or do other activities. You build trust by doing favors for villagers or sending them gifts. Sending villagers gifts has one added bonus: it also gives you a little bit of money. You can use these funds to buy more gifts to send to other villagers. This way, you can keep sending gifts to one person, but benefit a bunch of other villagers. There is also a way to make villagers like you more. If you keep sending them certain items, they’ll eventually become huge fans of you. They might even give you an item. This is a good way to get special items in the game, like rare paintings.
Because they come with bonuses
As we mentioned earlier, gifts have the potential to make people like you more or give you a small amount of cash. But, not all gifts have to do those things. There are some gifts that have a special feature. For example, you can get a special piece of furniture from villagers. These special rewards are exclusive to the furniture that villagers give, and you can’t get the item anywhere else. Special gifts aren’t guaranteed, but they’re a great time to get a rare item in the game. It’s almost like winning a mini lottery, except it’s easier!
Because you can use them to manipulate your village residents
This one isn’t exactly recommended, but it’s possible to use gifts to change the way villagers feel about you. You can do this by sending villagers the same item over and over again. They’ll love you, but they’ll also start disliking other villagers because they’re getting the same item. You can use this to manipulate villagers into doing what you want. You can also use this to make people hate you. If you send someone a large number of items they don’t like, they’ll start to dislike you. If you do this to a lot of people, it will be hard to make friends. You will, however, have a lot of space in your house.
Animal Crossing: A Beginners Guide is all about a better understanding of the game and knowing its players better. Once you learn about the different types of gifts and when you should send them, you will understand the game better and fall even more in love with it.