I normally wouldn't post such a CG, but I've had no luck and I'm running out of time. I'm hoping one of you out there might be able to give me a great idea. Thanksgiving day is my niece-in-a-way's 12-year birthday. She's a wonderful and very bright girl who has gone through quite a lot in the past year. Basically, she lost all of her family. Her paternal grandfather (my mother's husband from her second marriage) passed away from lung cancer. The girl's parents were/are severely messed up: her father recently passed away from cirrhosis of the liver while in prison, and the mother is an inter-state fugitive who basically abandoned her. When her grandfather was on his deathbed, he made both of his daughters promise to take care of her if anything happened - and what did they do? Cast her aside as if she was trash... (they are both quite well off, and having an extra child apparently didn't fit into their supposed Christian schedule, *cough* *cough*). Luckily for this lovely girl, my mother took her under her wing and sought legal custody, as none of her blood relatives seemed to want her (I say luckily, because my mother happens to be an amazing person). She will be twelve years old, horses seem to be her life, and she is also into the "skate" scene. I want to get her something meaningful and appropriate for a 12-year old girl. My sister (who also shares joint custody with my mother) said that she is obsessed with hoodies. I thought a nice hoodie with a horse design might be nice, but I found nothing "cool" upon searching (cafe press, etc...). To top things off, I don't relate to 12 year-old girls and have no idea what's teh coolness for them at this point in time, and I see her maybe twice a year. Any suggestions my fellow monkeys?? Anyone with a 12-year-old daughter/relative who might offer some ideas? Thanks in advance!
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