When you rent, you don't always get the cozy comforts of a home that you long for, but the Electralog Compact Electric Stove ($150 from Lowe's) brings you a faux fireplace without voiding your lease. Its 3D screen provides roaring flames, and a heater can be set to high or low to fabricate that cozy feeling further.
You can also turn off the heat and enjoy the look of the flame alone — it even has a remote! I don't know if this falls into the category of material things that cannot be imitated by a gadget (I'm still getting used to the idea of e-book readers and digital picture frames) or if it's a fabulous alternative for my days as a renter. How do you guys feel about it?