We've been there too many times. At the end of most birthday parties, our kid is presented with the inevitable loot bag—a variation on the same combination of plastic dollar-store specials they get at every other party. It's definitely a matter of quantity over quality, and—sadly—all destined for the landfill. So we've picked out some loot bag items that will make you and the kids happy. Lots of guests? Pick the more affordable options. Only a few besties? Splurge on a slightly bigger-ticket item. And remember: one item that they will actually play with is better than a handful of disposables.