I need a fire pit!

Last spring in kindergarten, Elizabeth learned the difference between a "want" and a "need" which she frequently articulated back to us when we used the terms incorrectly (or interchangeably).  It seems that my 3 year old also caught on because one night earlier in the summer, I told him that I need him to get out of bed and go to the bathroom in the night if he needs to.  Alex said, "Mommy, that's a want not a need."  Seriously, that kid...

This leads to the title of this post. This is a long-term want which has now turned into a "need".  At least in "first world" terms.  I have mainly put it off because Handy Hubby's insistence that we will never use.  I insist that we will use it as the fall wears on and we can toast marshmallows, etc.  I'm not sure we'll ever see eye-to-eye on this.  Want to put money on who is going to win? 

Here's our patio - doesn't it seem like it needs a little something?

So, I have been assessing my options.  My criteria are: 1) it must have a cover to protect the kiddos, 2) cannot be too big, 3) relatively attractive, 4) ideally it should fold up for easy storage or transport, and 5) less than $100.  Here are the contenders:

Landman USA 28240 - about $75

Fire Sense 22" Folding Fire Pit - about $50

Charbroil Portable Fire Pit - about $60

Anyone have a favorite fire pit that fits the bill for me?  My need to swing by Target tomorrow. I heard they were putting any remaining summer and outdoor stuff on sale this week.  Bring on the Christmas lights!