iPad question

Someone is buying me an iPad from the States and sending it over to me here in France where I live.

Three questions:

1) should she buy me the 4G version

2) What the best option for a data card. Should I just get another SIM card from Free?

3) As for customs issues is there anything in particular we have to be aware of? Should she put present on the airway bill. Maybe it's easier for her to go and buy it from Apple France and have it shipped to me.

Many thanks for any input


ps. should I buy a black or white one? Besides my colour preference is there anything else I should consider?