posted by on 2011.01.13, under Shopping Guide, So Hot Right Now

Who needs a functioning fireplace to warm up this winter when you can have one of these? Portable fireplaces come in a range of styles and are far more practical than you’d think. Most use clean-burning gel or liquid fuel and require little to no ventilation. They won’t heat a room much, but they will certainly provide ambiance–and they’re classier than those DVD fire reels for your TV screen.

Real Flame’s Mediterranean Personal Fireplace is the perfect size for a desk or decorative mantel.

Mediterranean Personal Fireplace, $69.95

This little brass number would also look great as a dinner party center piece or on a side table.

Uniflame Gel Alcohol Burner, $29.70

The Lexington model from Anywhere Fireplace will look just as good on a coffee table as it will on the floor.

Lexington Anywhere Fireplac, $140

The Loft indoor/outdoor fireplace isn’t exactly cheap, but it’s oh-so-sleek for the price.

Loft Brushed Nickel Portable Indoor/ Outdoor Fireplace, $202.99