Of course, I was one of those little girls, once upon a time... Oh, who am I kidding?
Dire consequences have been threatened if ponies are gifted to children of my acquaintance, consequences for the ponies anyway. But really. I wouldn't do that. The ponies don't deserve that. As of late, much fun has been had in lining up the ponies for a 'Miss Equestria' competition. Similar fun was had making custom ponies from Fauxnies found at the thrift store.
For example, this little blue Fauxnie was turned into a Percy Jackson. He's a little runty compared to the other ponies, and the girls are quick to point out that his hooves don't look like the other boy ponies.
And by bake, I mean guy went into the oven at what ever the bake temp on the packet recommended for the length of time recommended, while I hovered at the oven door, watching for singed blue hair. And those hooves aren't going anywhere. :D