How Much Should You Spend on a Pet Memorial?
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Portland Limestone pet memorial marker in garden

It can be difficult to know exactly how much to spend on a memorial for your pet, and your options will vary largely on your budget.

If you don’t have a set budget

If you aren’t restricted by budget but you’re not sure how much to spend, then a good place to start is to look at how much households spend on their pets during their life.

In Britain, we spend an average of over £236 each month on essentials for dogs, this includes food, insurance, treatments, sitters and walkers.

In addition, we spend £91.70 on gifts and toys, that adds to around £3,000 a year.

In contrast, cat owners spend around £121 a month on essentials for their cat in addition to an average of £75.68 a year on gifts working out to around a total yearly spend of £1,452.

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Don’t cut corners on quality

If you have a small budget, you will be able to find small trinkets for under £50.00. We urge people to be wary of buying products which are quite cheap, a memorial should be lasting, and quality does come at a price.

Furthermore, cheaper products tend to be shipped in large quantities from China and India meaning there is a large carbon footprint, and the quality tends to suffer.

When it comes to memorialising a beloved pet, it’s our heartfelt belief that it’s best not to cut corners.

At Rest Easy Pet Memorials we have been making memorials in the UK for more than 200 years.

Our cat and dog memorial product range is proudly crafted in-house in the UK by local memorial masons using only British sourced stone and slate meaning that we ensure the highest quality with the lowest carbon footprint.

Pet memorials made and sourced in the UK

Does this come at a higher cost? A bit, yes, and we aren’t shy about it!

We spend more on quality materials such as high-quality Welsh slate or English limestone for memorials, and 23.5 karat English gold leaf for lettering.

All of this means we aren’t the cheapest option, and we don’t want to be – we believe our beloved pets deserve only the best and highest quality.

We do however offer a range of products so that we can try and meet every budget.

Rest Easy Pet Memorial products according to spend

Spending Limit of £70 to <£150

We call this a pebble but at an average size of 250-300mm this memorial stone is a fantastic choice for cats and dogs.

We offer name and DOB/DOD date personalisation along with an optional tea light and engraved tea light holder so that you can light a candle for your beloved pet.

Pet memorial pebble in the garden

Our beautiful Portland Limestone Marker looks beautiful in the garden but also elegant in the home.

The neutral light white/grey stone complement any setting and can be fully personalised with a name, dates and short message along with a choice of small designs.

Pet memorial marker made from Portland Limestone

Spending Limit of £150 to £200

Our most popular product is the Welsh slate marker, the beautiful rich and deep material colour perfectly off sets a gold leaf gilded inscription and offers the same personalisation as its Portland alternative.

Pet memorial marker made from slate in garden with sunflowers

Our 250 x 250mm square plaque is the perfect marker for a burial or ashes scattering location.

The Portland Limestone material will look fantastic for many years and if left in the garden without regular maintenance over many years it will naturally weather – further blending with its natural surroundings.

Pet memorial plaque made from Portland Limestone displayed in a garden

Spending Limit of £200+

We source all our Welsh slate directly from quarries in North Wales.

This remembrance plaque is a graceful option for any beloved pet with maximum personalisation available!

Pet memorial plaque made from Welsh slate displayed in a garden

Our premium product is very popular with people who love to include a lot of personalised text, like a poem or message.

Made only in beautiful buff York sandstone this is a lovely choice for a garden setting.

Pet memorial headstone made from York stone

Whatever your budget we will be able to help so if you have any bespoke requests, please do not hesitate to contact us on the phone or email today!

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