I guess I'm the meanie! And cheap. I just tell her no. Early on I steered her toward collecting postcards for each place we visit--so 25 cents, maybe? She will get to pick one per park when we are at Disney. She is so into them she really doesn't ask for anything else. I don't buy the dollar store stuff because it's junk. The last thing we need in our house is more junk. I'd rather buy her a $20 stuffed Dumbo that she will truly love. She will get one good thing at the end of the trip. If I bought her something every day, I think it would devalue it and lose its specialness--she'd be more interested in what she's getting next than it what she has. But as I said, I am mean and cheap. We're more about the experience.