The Sims 4 Harvestfest Guide: How to Appease Every Gnome

There's nothing quite like making gnomes happy and getting dozens of seeds in return

How to Appease Every Gnome The Sims 4 Harvestfest

The Sims 4: Seasons introduces various seasonal events your characters can participate in to get rewards and positive moodlets. Each season has different ones, with the Fall introducing the Harvestfest and gnome invasions. As your Sims are peacefully lounging around the house, you’ll spot a few of these little creatures teleporting around your home, demanding tribute in exchange for seeds. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to find a comprehensive guide on appeasing every gnome during the Harvestfest event in The Sims 4.

How to Appease Every Gnome During the Harvestfest in The Sims 4

To appease gnomes during Harvestfest, you’ll have to click on a gnome, select “Appease the Gnome”, and choose the right gift option. Each gnome has three favorite options, giving you a 50 percent chance to guess correctly.

During the Harvestfest event, gnomes will appear around your lot for you to interact with. While you can ignore or even kick the gnomes, these have negative consequences for your household. The other main option is to appease them by giving them their favorite gifts! Don’t worry, though. You don’t have to go out collecting each item.

The Sims 4 Harvestfest Gnome Gift Options
You won’t need these items in your inventory. Just select the right option! | Image via The Sims 4

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The challenge here? Not every gnome is the same, and giving the wrong gift also has negative consequences. That’s where the list below comes into play.

All Harvestfest Gnome Gifts in The Sims 4

Below is a list of every gnome you can find during The Sims 4’s harvestfest and their preferred gifts:

GnomeGnome NamePhysical DescriptionItems to Appease the Gnome
The Sims 4 Bare EssentialsBare Essentials GnomeA naked, winking gnome with a pixelated box on the lower half of its body. Pie
Salad
Toys
The Sims 4 Bearely GnomeBearely GnomeA bear gnome! Wears a brown bear costume and a red hat. Pie
Salad
Toys
Sims 4 ReagnomperDon’t Fear the ReagnomperResembles the Grim Reaper, holding a scythe and dark clothes. Pie
Salad
Toys
Sims 4 Happy GnomeHappy Gnome Garden PalWears a red hat and blue shirt. He is holding his beard up past his ears.Coffee
Fruitcake
Future Cube
Sims 4 GnomiversaryHappy GnomiversaryWears a dark tuxedo and holds a slice of cake.Coffee
Future Cube
Toys
Sims 4 Guardian of the GnomelaxyGuardian of the GnomelaxyA green alien gnome with a spiked beard.Coffee
Future Cube
Toys
Sims 4 Gnome Matter WhatGnome Matter What, I’m Still Your BabyWears a red hat and blue shirt. He has his arms raised above his head and an excited facial expression.Coffee
Fruitcake
Future Cube
The Sims 4 Mr Floppy the GnomeMr. Floppy the GnomeA pink rabbit gnome! Wears a red hat and a pink bunny costume.Pie
Salad
Toys
Sims 4 Poolside GnomePoolside GnomeWears a purple and white swimsuit and a red inflatable pool ring.Coffee
Pie
Toys
The Sims 4 Strictly BusinessStrictly Business GnomeWears a formal suit and holds a briefcase. Coffee
Pie
Toys
The Sims 4 Ghastly Ghostly GnomeThe Ghastly Ghostly GnomeA desaturated, gray and white gnome resembling a ghost. Coffee
Fruitcake
Future Cube
The Sims 4 No Place Like GnomeThere’s No Place Like GnomeWears a red hat and blue shirt. His arms are tucked behind his back, and he has a sad facial expression. Coffee
Fruitcake
Future Cube
Sims 4 Upside DownUpside Down Gnome DecorWears a red hat and blue shirt. He is holding a brown object in his hand and has a happy facial expression. No preference
Screenshots by Prima Games

When you successfully appease your gnomes, a halo will appear above their heads, and they’ll begin dropping seasonal seeds! You can open these packets and plant the seeds in your garden.

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If you ever get tired of having gnomes spawn seeds everywhere, you can also sell them whenever you’d like.

How to Stop Gnomes From Spawning During Harvestfest

If you don’t want the gnomes to appear during Harvestfest in The Sims 4, you can turn off gnome spawning by taking the following steps:

  • Tap the Show Calendar icon next to your Sims character heads.
  • Look for the Harvestfest event, shown with a Cornucopia image, and select it.
  • Tap the Edit Holiday (pencil) button and hover over the Holiday Gnomes tradition. Click the X that appears to remove it.
  • If you want to add it again, scroll down the Choose New Traditions section and tap the Holiday Gnomes tradition.

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About the Author

Madison Benson

Madison is a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.