Picking a perfect, but practical baby shower gift is possible, you just can't get sidetracked by the cute overload on the registry or store shelves. Next time you need a token for a newborn take inspiration from our list of very basic and budget-friendly shower gifts, including any of the new mommy must-haves below.

Need to pick up a treat? Shop the sensible but sweet selection above clockwise from left: Safety 1st Digital Pacifier Thermometer ($13), Dip Dye Socks ($10), Skip Hop Splash Bottle Brush ($8), Swaddle Designs Burp Cloth Set ($18), California Baby Shampoo and Body Wash ($18).