What Happens if You Open a Gift (Present Meant) for Another Villager in ACNH

In some situations, you may be curious what is in a gift meant for another villager. Then, you may try to open a gift, though the gift is not for you. At the same time before you open it, you also wonder what will happen if you open a gift that is meant for another villager, not you.

The people’s curiosity about what happens if opening a gift not meant to another villager also has been discussed in some gaming forums. Of course, the response of people is quite different. So, what exactly will happen if you open a gift meant for another villager? Let’s find out the real information through our post below!

What Happens if You Open a Gift (Present Meant) for Another Villager in ACNH

Here’s What Will Happen If You Open a Gift Meant for Another Villager!

In the case of opening a gift that is meant for another villager, it will cause the sender and the recipient to not be upset if you finally deliver it to them. In other words, both sender villagers and recipient villagers will be fine and thank you.

Otherwise, if you open a gift meant to another villager and you do not deliver it to the recipient villager, both sender  villagers and recipient villager will get mad though there’s nothing happening.

As we’ve mentioned, there are a lot of opinions about what will happen if you open a gift that is meant for another villager. So, if you want to prove what will happen to you after opening a gift that is not for you, you can try to open a gift, as there will be nothing happening though you open a gift meant for you.

How to Send a Gift in Animal Crossing?

In Animal Crossing, gifting is a kind of act to give your villagers a present. You can give a present to the villagers once daily. Of course, gifting is such a great way to raise friendship after the interaction for gifting has been unlocked.

How to send a gift to someone in New Horizons? Well, to send a gift to someone, you may have to either visit their island or have them visit your island. To send a gift to someone, it may require you to be Nintendo Switch friends first. If you have done, you can take some steps to send gift as follow:

    • Make sure you and someone that you want to send a gift are friends with each other on your Nintendo Switch system.
    • Make sure whoever is hosting to go to the Airport in their town and talk to Orville.
    • Select the ‘Invite Visitors’ option to your island.
    • Then, choose the ‘online’ option if you play the game online or choose ‘local’ if you play in the same room together.
    • Select the ‘Invite over friends’ option.
    • After the gates are open, you will have the visiting player talk to Orville.
    • Then, tell Orville that you want to fly.
    • Choose the ‘Online’ option if you play the game online or choose ‘local’ if you play in the same room together.
    • After that, you need to choose to visit ‘Friend’s islands’.
    • Last, make sure that you choose the island that belongs to the friend you want to exchange gifts with. After that, the traveling character will be sent to the hosting character’s island.

Okay, that’s how to send a gift in-person to your friends.

Alternatively, you can also send a gift to someone, though you are not Nintendo Switch friends. The way to send a gift will be similar both if you are friends or not friends. The difference in sending a gift if you are not a friend is that you may need to input the ‘Dodo Code’ when you are in the Airport.

Here’s a List of Items That You Can and Cannot Gift to Your Friends!

Keep in mind, not all items will be safe to gift to your friends, there are some of them not safe to gift. So, to help you identify the items that are either safe and not safe to gift, we’ll show you a list of items to gift to your friends below!

Not Safe Item

Not safe items can be displayed when gifted by hand through the mail or on the villager’s birthday. Here’s a list of not safe items to gift to your friends!

    • Furniture
    • Certain clothing: Tops, Dress-up, Wearable headwear, Accessories, Unwearable headwear, Bottoms, Socks, Shoes and Bags
    • Certain tools: Nets, Fishing rods, Watering cans, Umbrellas, Sparklers
    • Insects
    • Fishes
    • Sea critters
    • Art
    • Music
    • Plucked flowers

Fairly Safe Items

The fairly safe items will only be displayed if they are gifted through mail or on the birthday of a villager. However, gifting by hand is totally safe. Here’s a list of fairly safe items to gift to your friends!

    • Certain tools: Shovels, Party poppers, Ocarinas, Tambourines, Pan flutes, Uchiwa fans, Balloons, Bubble blowers, Pinwheels, and Tweeters
    • Rugs

Completely Safe Items

The items included into completely safe items will be never stored or displayed. Here’s a list of completely safe items to gift to your friends!

    • Fish & insect models
    • Certain clothing items: Wet suits
    • Certain tools: Axes, Slingshots and Wands
    • Identified fossils
    • Wallpaper
    • Flooring
    • Clumps of weeds
    • Tree branches
    • Wood, hardwood & softwood
    • Clay & stones
    • Iron & gold nuggets
    • Pearls
    • Bamboo pieces & shoots, young spring bamboo
    • All sea shells, including summer shells
    • All Bunny Day eggs
    • Heart crystals
    • Acorns & pine cones
    • Candies
    • Pumpkins
    • Mushrooms
    • Unidentified fossils
    • Wasp nests
    • Pitfall seeds
    • Fish bait
    • Medicine
    • Customization kits
    • Customizable phone case kits
    • Timers
    • Birthday cupcakes
    • All fruits
    • Turnips
    • Flower seed bags
    • Saplings
    • Bush & pumpkin starts
    • Trees

Safe But Rejected Items

The items that are included into safe but rejected items will be never stored or displayed. However, it will give them back. Here’s a list of safe but rejected items to gift to your friend!

    • Boots
    • Empty cans
    • Old tires
    • Spoiled turnips
    • Used fountain fireworks
    • Bells

Cannot Gift Items

The items shown below are the items that cannot be gifted to your friends. Here are they:

    • Wrapping papers
    • Vaulting poles
    • Ladders
    • Villager photos
    • Posters
    • Flower plants
    • Bushes
    • Star & zodiac fragments
    • Cherry-blossom petals
    • Maple leaves
    • Snowflakes
    • Ornaments
    • Fences
    • Nook Miles tickets
    • Saharah tickets
    • Tailors tickets
    • Bell vouchers
    • Dream Bell exchange tickets
    • DIYs
    • Message bottles
    • Wisp spirit pieces
    • Rusted parts
    • Communicator parts
    • Communicator
    • Manila clams