I'm looking for something to visually represent non-combat fire magic. It needs to be small enough to carry discretely, short range (to reduce the risk of setting people on fire), cool- flames and reasonably cheap.
I don't want anything that could be remotely unsafe, even with regards to shocking people or distracting them into being unsafe, whilst still having realistic flames. I've seen flash paper but I don't know how safe that would be.
Is such a thing possible?