Aloe Vera is a must in any home. It's great relief for minor burns and other remedies.
It's also easy to propagate/reproduce. Smaller plants will sprout up around your main one which you can take out gently and re-pot or you can cut one of the lower leaves close to the base. Leave for about a week until the bottom is hardened, dip in rooting powder and plant.
These would be great to give as hostess gifts. Look for pots at yard sales or paint one.