It's easy enough to compile a mediocre Easter Basket. Just hit the market for bags of chocolate dreck, jellybeans, and non-biodegradable plastic grass that will be around for many Easters to come. Or, you could get innovative.
Take this combined literature and basket idea, for instance. The Velveteen Rabbit is a kiddie lit classic, and you can make it come to life under the Easter guise. Sure, give the kid a basket with candy eggs and marshmallow chickies. But, also include this completely cute, handmade Velveteen Rabbit and a copy of the book. It gives kids something that they'll have way after the chocolate eggs are just a pile of crumpled foil.