In the game, the player can create bonds with some of the NPCs found in the areas such as Pompon or Griffondell. One can give gifts to these NPCs to improve their affection, and in exchange these NPCs will give a gift box. Whatever is received from the gift box depends on the level of the bond and what character is giving the gift. The level of this bond also unlocks unique dialoge, becoming more friendly the stronger the bond is. The ability to give a gift to these NPCs waits on a cooldown every four hours after giving any type of gift. A level of at least three hearts will unlock the Receive option, as well as the NPCs occasionally appearing in the middle of adventure routes with free healing.
The boxes contain materials related to the NPC. Fleur, for example, usually gifts plants and herbs, since she's the herbalist's daughter and participates on quests that involve collecting herbs. One can receive a gift box every 12 hours. If attempting to receive with insufficient bondage strength, then this cooldown will not occur.
Important Note: There's a natural decay of affection if the player does not visit or give a gift to an NPC over a long period of time.
Every NPC likes to receive a certain type of gift, and just like the boxes that they give, the lore of the character can give hints of what they may like to be gifted. For example, a young gal may not like the gift of alcohol.
Gifting an item that an NPC does not like will make the hearts drop significantly.
Once can obtain the gifts as drops from enemies, from chests or buying it from the Merchant. However, what gift items the merchant sells also depends in what area they are trading in. For example, the White Lily can only be bought from the merchant in Pompon.
The numbers in the brackets represent the amount of hearts once receives per gifting.
You can gain a "memory" gift from each of the girls. This is a picture of an event between you and the girl. This "memory" is stored in the stats book under bonds, after the 5 hearts.It is obtained by gifting the girl's favorite Blossom Festival bouquet while reaching 4-5 hearts and you receive the memory "Blossom Festival With [girl's name]".