Corporate gifts are a high-stakes affair, a corporate gift needs to create exactly the right impression of the giver with the recipient. Get it wrong and you, or your business, may appear uncouth, off the mark or not quite as in touch with urban chic as you need to be.
Of course it all depends on the recipient whether they be a potential big client or a regular collaborator, and the best kind of recipients will simply be grateful for the thought, regardless of the gift itself, so it all depends on context.
Hey big spender
If you are hoping to secure a long-term relationship then you will not be wanting to skimp on the expense when it comes to corporate gifts and in this sceanrio, something like an iPad 2 will always be gratefully received, provided the recipient does not already have one and provided such lavishness does not appear to obviously over-the-top. In fact, if the recipient works on the go, it could be the perfect thought.
If such expenditure might be inappropriate then something more modest, like an iPod Shuffle might be in order, especially if you know the recipient´s musical tastes and can therefore pre-load a few appropriate tunes....