If you haven't used a kitchen blowtorch before, it might seem a little intimidating. You want me to LIGHT my food on fire?! In my kitchen? Yes, yes we do. Besides being able to make s'mores indoors (what could be better), you can also do cool things like sear meat; caramelize sugar on fruit, desserts, or oatmeal; and give any dish a toasty finish.
Basically, the torch produces a super-high heat that makes it easy to char foods or caramelize sugar, and once you know how to use it, the kitchen is your oyster. It's like broiling, but way more fun. Best of all, they are way less expensive than you'd think—you can find one on Amazon for less than $20. Hey Santa, hope you're listening!