UPDATE: The comments on this post contain some pretty decisive criticisms of what Ms says below. Do have a look.
…these are the lessons My Little Pony teaches girls:
* Magical white ponies are suited for leadership; black ponies are suited to be servants.
* Stop learning! You will overcome any obstacle by resorting to strength in numbers (of friends).
* Girls that wear rainbows are butch.
* You need the government (ideally a monarch invested with supreme ultimate power and a phallic symbol strapped to her forehead) to tell you what to do with your life.
Perhaps not a good seasonal gift idea, then. How about people put some good alternative suggestions in comments?