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Coral Island – Friendship Gift Guide

Coral Island is a re-imagined farm and life sim that has all the joy of Stardew Valley on a tropical island. Enjoy the unique fauna and flora of Southeast Asia, farm crops, make friends and most importantly save the environment and the town!

Right now in Coral Island are 70 islanders that call this place home. People from all walks of life with many exciting stories, backgrounds and life goals. You’re able to befriend all of them with some of them even being potential marriage candidates. But in this guide, we’ll be focusing on the friends you can make on the island, their likes and dislikes and more!

Disclaimer: Coral Island was released on the 11th of October 2022 in Early Access. As such information in this guide is subject to changes and additions. We’ll be adding more to this guide as the game updates!


All The Islanders

• Anne• Antonio• Archie
• Betty• Bree• Connor
• Dinda• Dippa• Emily
• Eleanor• Emma• Erika
• Frank• Jack• Jim
• Joko• Kira• Ling
• Oliver• Paul• Randy
• Sam• Sunny• Takeba
• Valentina• Walter• Wataru
• Zoe


There are a couple of shared things that the townspeople of Coral Island universally dislike and hate. Most of it is building materials, also Bombs everyone hates bombs. Here’s what you probably just shouldn’t give to anyone, unless stated otherwise in the lists below.

Dislikes: Artefacts, Beach Scavengeables, Building Materials, Fertilizer, Fish, Geodes, Grass, Grains, Insects, Kelp, Metal Bars, Ores, Canola Oil, Cotton, Grass, Wheat Flour

Hates: Bombs, Dinosaur Bones, Farming Equipment, Fodder, Garbage, Ore, Seeds

Likes: Artisan Goods, Cooked Dishes, Flowers, Fruit, Gems, Vegetables



A wildlife enthusiast. When Anne is not busy editing videos, she enjoys going to the beach and submerging herself in nature. She lives in the town with her husband Paul and her daughter Zoe. Anne makes a living by filming wildlife documentaries around Coral Island.

On weekends, Anne can be found at the beach, enjoying the weather and sharpening her volleyball skills. She likes carrots and hummus combo for snacks and a cup of green tea to start the day.

BirthdaySummer 24
ResidenceWildlife Enthusiasts
LovesCarrot, Fried Tempeh, Fruit Juice, Green Tea, Hummus, Kimchi, Sunflower, Black Rose
LikesAll Milk, All Eggs

Gifts To Player: Fried Tempeh (Town Rank D – Spring), Hummus




Antonio used to be married to Suki and they have a daughter named Valentina.

ResidenceCoral Inn
OccupationWhite Flamingo (Clothing Store)
LovesCoffee, Serabi


Archie is a child who lives with his parents, Joko and Dinda. He loves animals and sometimes can be found in the vineyard playing with Taco. He wants to be a vet one day. Archie enjoys Mexican food and loves bugs and stray animals around town.

BirthdayWinter 24
LovesBasil Pesto Pasta, Burrito, Ice Cream, Fish Taco, Pumpkin, Black Rose, Stone, All Gems, All Metal Ores, All Minerals
LikesAll Milk
HatesBeer, Kombucha, Sake, Apple Wine

Gifts To Player: Stone



Betty spends her retirement days going around town re-filling bird feeders, educating kids about coral reefs, and baking patisseries. She used to run the Local Tavern together with her late husband and is now retired.

BirthdayWinter 13
ResidenceLocal Tavern
LovesCauliflower, Daffodil, Green Tea, Red Velvet Cake
LikesAll Milk
DislikesAll Mushrooms
HatesBread, Coffee Bean, Tortilla

Gifts To Player: Cookies, Red Velvet Cake (8 Hearts)



Bree owns the Hillside Vineyard. A model turned housewife, turned farmer, Bree, spends her days doing quality control, and being an excellent homemaker. She runs the Hillside Brewery and Vineyard together with her husband Walter.

BirthdayFall 14
ResidenceHillside Brewery and Vineyard
LovesFish Taco, Jackfruit, Vegan Taco
LikesBasil, All Fish
HatesBread, Tortilla, Violet

Gifts To Player: Apple Jam (Town Rank C – Fall), Minced Jackfruit Pie, Wine (8 Hearts)



Connor is the mayor of Coral Island. Before he became a Mayor, he used to run his own general store with his late wife, Carol.

BirthdaySummer 5
ResidenceMayor’s House
LovesBok Choy, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, Sake, White Truffle Oil
LikesAll Eggs
DislikesAll Mushrooms
HatesBanana, Garlic, Squid

Gifts To Player: Fish Soup



Dinda is the local carpenter along with her husband Joko, she is also the mother to Archie. In her free time, she tends to her herb garden and busies herself with community activities. Carpentry is a passion she says, not a job. You can find her doing yoga on Saturdays.

BirthdaySummer 21
LovesMelon, Fresh Salad, Flower Bouquet, Pearl
DislikeAll Milk
HatesAvocado, Mayonnaise, Ice Cream

Gifts To Player: Banana Fritter (Town Rank E – Spring), Fish Taco, Vegan Taco



Dippa is a painter married to Emma who runs the Taco Truck. Dippa usually spends their day looking for inspiration and painting around the island. They do not like night-outs and think that those days are behind them.

BirthdayFall 25
ResidenceEmma’s Cottage
LovesBeet, Hash Browns, Hawaiian Pizza, Morel, Radish
HatesBeer, Sake, Tomato, Violet, Apple Wine

Gifts To Player: Bamboo Shoot, Fish Taco, Vegan Taco



Eleanor lives in the Beach Shack together with her husband Sunny and son Oliver. She is a bug expert and hangs out a lot in Garden Lane.

ResidenceBeach Shack
LovesBirdwing butterfly, Firefly, Green tea, Lychee, Pipevine swallowtail butterfly, Puss moth, Spicebush swallowtail butterfly
LikesAll Bugs, All Fish

Gifts To Player: Ice Cream, Onigiri, Roasted Mushroom



Emily runs the Hair Salon with Erika and lives on the second floor of the General Store with her husband Sam. She likes to scavenge around the lake for fresh berries/mushrooms and has a heart for vintage items.

BirthdayWinter 16
ResidenceSam’s General Store
OccupationStylist at Hair Salon
LovesAlmond Oil, Assorted Grilled Platter, Olive Oil, Sauteed Chard
LikesOrchid, Iris
DislikesAll Mushrooms
HatesWheat Flour, Canola Oil

Gifts To Player: Assorted Grilled Platter, Red Curry



Emma lives in a cottage behind her Taco Truck with her partner, Dippa. She can usually be found at her food truck selling homemade Mexican food or at their cottage making them. She lives a quiet life and is not a big fan of night-outs.

BirthdaySummer 13
ResidenceEmma’s Cottage
OccupationOwns the Taco Truck
LovesCoffee, Cotton cloth, Fish taco, Green tea, Hot cocoa, Pineapple upside-down cake, Pumpkin, Vegan taco, All Shells
LikesAll Milk

Gifts To Player: Burrito, Fish Taco, Tortilla, Vegan Taco



Erika is one of the stylists at the local Hair Salon and is married to Frank. When she isn’t working, she can be found volunteering at school, or around town lending her ears to those in need, free of charge.

BirthdayWinter 8
Residence2 Parkview
OccupationStylist at Hair Salon
LovesCane nectar, Iris, Pepper and mushroom flatbread, Red curry
HatesFresh Salad, Sashimi, Sushi, Violet, Yogurt


Frank and his brother, Noah, run the tavern in the town centre. Frank spends most of his time at the tavern, trying out new recipes. He is married to his high-school sweetheart, Erika, and the couple lives with their 2 cats, Peanut and Butter. Noah loves cooking and vintage scooters. 

BirthdaySummer 16
Residence2 Parkview
OccupationCook at the Local Tavern
LovesAvocado, Bell pepper, Fruit juice, Hot pepper, Pancakes, Sunny-side-up eggs
LikesAll Milk
HatesDurian, Yogurt

Gifts To Player: Durian (Town Rank C – Spring), Kiracha Sauce, Pizza




Jack is the island’s rancher and lives in a humble cabin in the forest with his wife Kira and son Kenny. Aside from taking care of animals, Jack spends his day managing the shop’s supplies, making sure that they have enough to sell. His hobbies include watching cooking shows and experimenting in the kitchen.

He doesn’t celebrate birthdays.

ResidenceHuntress Cabin
OccupationRancher at the Ranch
LovesArtichoke, Fruit Tart, Kimchi, Lettuce
DislikesAll Mushrooms
HatesAll Beach Scavangeables

Gifts To Player: Hay, Kimchi (Town Rank D – Summer)



Jim is a retired fisherman, he used to supply fish and seafood to local establishments. His son Theo inherited his boat and now fishes. With plenty of time on his hand, he spends the day making killer smoked salmon and helps run the Beach Shack.

BirthdayFall 6
Residence2 Main Ave
OccupationCook at the Beach Shack
LovesSashimi, Seafood Ramen, Shiitake, Sushi, Wasabi
LikesAll Milk, All Eggs
DislikesAll Mushrooms
HatesBeer, Kombucha, Pink Diamond, Sake, Wine

Gifts To Player: Red Snapper, Salmon, Sashimi, Sushi



Joko is the local carpenter who lives in Hillside with his wife and fellow carpenter, Dinda. They used to live in Indonesia but fell in love with the quiet, peaceful life on the island. He spends a lot of his time after work teaching his son, Archie, skills such as fishing or pumpkin carving near the forest.

BirthdaySpring 4
LovesBanana Fritter, Coffee, Edamame, Fried Rice, Pineapple, Sauteed Chard, Yogurt
LikesAll Eggs
HatesMayonnaise, Bamboo Shoot, Squid, Fish Taco, Seafood Ramen, Grilled Fish, Smoked Salmon, Fish Soup, Fish Sandwich, Sushi, Sashimi

Gifts To Player: Catfish, Chub, Stone, Wood



Kira is a retired monster hunter who lives in a forest cabin together with her husband Jack and son Kenny. She spends her day guarding the mouth of the forest, keeping an eye on the cavern. She doesn’t celebrate birthdays.

ResidenceHuntress Cabin
LovesOsmium Bar, Flower Bouquet, Orchid
HatesCotton, Tortilla, Violet

Gifts To Player: Bait Meat, Coal, Lodeh



Ling is a marine biologist who works at the Laboratory. She dedicates her life to a study to improve coral reefs and develop ways to improve the island with sea minerals. She lives with her husband Randy and stepdaughter Leah in the Victorian Mansion.

During her time off, she knits cold-weather accessories such as beanies, scarves, etc.

BirthdaySpring 17
ResidenceVictorian Mansion
OccupationMarine Biologist at the Laboratory
LovesSpring Frittata, Silver Kelp
LikesAll Milk, All Bottled Kelps
HatesAlmond, Apple Pie, Cotton, Garlic

Gifts To Player: Clam Shell, Cockle, Donut



Oliver is one of the children living on Coral Island. He is the same age as Archie and lives at the Beach Shack with his dad, Sunny. He loves detective shows and wants to join the law force when he grows up.

On the weekend, after Oliver is done with his homework, he spends his time surfing and watching reruns of his favourite TV show about a Japanese boy solving murders.

BirthdaySpring 12
ResidenceBeach Shack
LovesBasil Pesto Pasta, Ice Cream, Seafood Ramen, Smoked Salmon
DislikesAll Mushrooms
HatesGreen Curry, Eggplant, Red Curry, Spicy Sauerkraut, Bell Pepper, Hot Pepper, Beer, Apple Wine, Sake, Kombucha

Gifts To Player: Flame Scallop, Purple Cowry Shell



Paul and his wife, Anne, are young parents and wildlife enthusiasts. They have a daughter named Zoe. The couple makes a documentary about wildlife for a living. He has a big heart and likes the beach.

Paul spends his weekdays trying to get wildlife footage around the lake area and on the weekend, he likes to keep moving by playing volleyball at the beach with the family.

BirthdaySpring 7
ResidenceWildlife Enthusiasts
LovesChestnut, Hummus, Strawberry
HatesAll Fish

Gifts To Player: Hummus, Wasabi



Randy Barnes is the teacher at the local elementary school. He has a remarkable ability to explain complex ideas in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. When he is not at school, he can be found at the Vineyard enjoying a glass of wine with his wife, Ling, or reading at the Library. He loves classic literature.

During her time off, she knits cold-weather accessories such as beanies, scarves, etc.

BirthdayFall 19
ResidenceVictorian Mansion
OccupationTeacher at Starlet Elementary School
LovesApple, Coffee, Lobster, Wine
LikesAll Eggs
DislikesAll Milk
HatesClam Shell, Hawaiian Pizza

Gifts To Player: Apple, Coffee



Sam owns the town’s general store and lives on the second floor with his wife Emily. Sam spends his free time doing brain exercises such as chess, jigsaw, crossword puzzles, and the like.

Sam usually spends his day off relaxing at home, enjoying home-cooked meals, and working on puzzles. On the rare occasion that he goes out, he visits the Beach Shack to catch up with his friends over chess.

BirthdaySummer 8
ResidenceSam’s General Store
OccupationOwns the General Store
LovesBlack truffle, Blueberry, Cactus, Fruit juice, Fruit tart, Jackfruit, White truffle
HatesCrab, Crayfish, Lobster

Gifts To Player: Bread, Olive Oil, Wheat Flour



Sunny runs the Beach Shack and lives on the second floor with his wife Eleanor and his son Oliver. Though he doesn’t fish often anymore, you can still see pictures of his monster fish catches at his house upstairs.

Sunny loves boats, and classic rock bands and thinks that vegan cheese is the best invention since sliced bread. He spends his days working at the shack and taking Oliver to school in his free time.

BirthdayFall 26
ResidenceBeach Shack
OccupationOwns the Beach Shack
LovesRoasted Mushroom
HatesFruit Juice

Gifts To Player: Bait, Tilapia, Yellowtail



OccupationOwns the Bath House
LovesBamboo Shoot, Green Tea


Valentina is one of the children living in town, she lives in Coral Inn with her mother Suki. Valentina enjoys hot chocolate and tea parties and trying out new things. She often plays at the beach.

Valentina attends Starlet Elementary School and enjoys surfing. She is not very good at it yet, but she spends a lot of time practising, especially over the summer when Nina, her mother’s close friend, comes to town.

BirthdaySummer 3
ResidenceCoral Inn
LovesBasil pesto pasta, Fish taco, Green curry, Pumpkin pie, Red curry, Starfruit
HatesBeer, Edamame, Kombucha, Sake, Wine

Gifts To Player: Edamame, Junonia Shell, Murex



Walter and his wife, Bree, own Hillside Brewery and Vineyard. The couple and their adult son, Luke, live in a big house located in the back of their vineyard. Aside from supplying local establishments, they mostly export their alcoholic beverages abroad. In his free time, Walter likes to watch sports channel.

BirthdaySpring 20
ResidenceHillside Brewery and Vineyard
LovesCarrot, Roasted Almonds, Sake, Sweet Potato
HatesBanana, Diamond, Lychee

Gifts To Player: Sake, Wine



Wataru lives in the lighthouse, where Wakuu will reside with him on the weekends. At the start of the game, He is the one that will bring you to Coral Island in his chicken fishing boat. Wataru usually goes out only to take care of his garden and to visit the Beach Shack.

LovesAngelfish, Black phantom ghost fish, Catfish, Mackerel, Mandarin, Pufferfish, Rainbow Fish
HatesHawaiian Pizza, Ice Cream, Mooncake, Vegan Taco, Veggie Ramen

Gifts To Player: Barracuda (Summer), Flameback Fish (Spring), Garlic (Fall)



Zoe is a wildlife enthusiast, just like her parents Paul and Anne. Zoe goes to Starlet Elementary School on the weekdays and spends her weekend following her dad around. She enjoys a game of volleyball, bird watching, and Winter.

BirthdayWinter 8
ResidenceWildlife Enthusiasts
LovesCookies, Fruit Juice, Ice Cream
HatesBeer, Kombucha, Sake, Wine

Gifts To Player: Almond (Town Rank C – Winter), Metal Boot



Coral Island is a vibrant and laid-back reimagining of farm sim games. Be who you want and create the idyllic farm of your dreams, where you’ll tend crops, nurture animals, and build a bond with the natural world around you. Help revitalize the nearby town and its surrounding coral reefs, and forge relationships with a vibrant community of more than 70 fellow people who call Coral Island home.

Coral Island is currently out on Early Access on PC – Steam and Xbox Game Pass.