Herbs are one of my favorites to grow in containers. Having a kitchen garden with some common herbs is so nice if you like to cook, and growing herbs in containers is a great solution for any patio or backyard. Some of the herbs I have personally grown in containers so far are rosemary, mint, cilantro, basil, oregano, thyme and lavender.
All of these except cilantro and basil last for a very long time in the same container, so you can always harvest fresh herbs for your cooking whenever needed. Its always nice to save a few bucks on over-priced herbs from the store but much more importantly, fresh home grown from your own herb container garden always tastes far superior