Beardies are great little guys. Fun to watch and seemingly they do not mind human handling. Common little reptile probably the best for any household wanting a reptile.
Gecko's are over rated. They can be nasty little buggers and people blast them with far too much light. Kind of like chinchillas.. Everyone likes those little things but I wouldnt want one.. I remember one locking onto my hand when I was a kid and the little bugger didnt let go! :)