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Posted by wkf on July 7, 2021 | Last Updated: July 9, 2021 Uncategorized

How to Present Flowers to Someone at the Airport

Everything You Need to Know About Giving Someone Flowers at the Airport from the floral experts at Walter Knoll Florist, the premier floral shop in St. Louis.

Go ahead and be that person…the one who shows up at the airport with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers to greet someone with at the gate. Your loved one will be ecstatic and feel extra special while others who also just got off the plane are wondering why they didn’t get flowers, feeling a bit deflated. There are few tips to keep in mind, though, before getting those flowers. Such as the type and color of flowers you want to express your feelings. The language of flowers can be a little tricky if you don’t know it. You don’t want to accidentally give a bouquet of flowers representing long-lasting and passionate love to a family member or best friend. Keep reading to discover what flowers and colors will be appropriate for creating the perfect airport reunion..

Best Types of Flowers For Greeting Someone at the Airport

An airport can be a busy and crowded place so stick to flower bouquets that are small to medium instead of large ones which could get bumped, jostled, or crushed in a crowd. Plus, carrying a large gift of flowers and several bags of luggage at the same time could be cumbersome. You could present your loved one with just a single stem from the bouquet at the airport and leave the rest at home to be enjoyed later home.

If you happen to know the recipient’s favorite flower, then impress them with a bouquet of just those. It’s important to realize some types of flowers, and flower colors, express different meanings. You don’t want to the wrong message to someone so choose your flowers wisely using the below guide:

Flower Meaning by Type

Yellow Roses

Yellow roses signify joy, friendship, longing for the familiar, and are the traditional symbol of coming home. These blooms would be perfect for your mom, family members, or a good friend.

Pink Carnations

Represent a mother’s undying love, gratitude, and love.


Symbolize a long-lasting commitment and bond between 2 people.

Lavender Roses

Symbolize enchantment and love at first sight.

Pink Roses

Represent sweetness, admiration, joy, and gratitude.

Gerbera Daisies

Generally symbolize beauty, purity, and innocence. (White Gerbera daisies are perfect for giving to little girls).


Symbolize affection, friendship, and remembrance.

Flower Meaning by Color

If you’d rather focus on color instead of type, just follow the below flower color symbolism guide:


Love, passion, romance


Happiness, gentleness, femininity


Enthusiasm, excitement


Joy, happiness, friendship


Hope, beauty


Purity, innocence


Friendship, caring, gratitude


Admiration, adoration


Grace, elegance, youth

Important Details for Presenting Flowers to Someone at the Airport

  • Keep the fresh-cut stems in clean water until it’s time to go. You can even place the vase of flowers overnight in the fridge to keep them looking fresh. Wrap the stems in wet paper towels to keep the flowers hydrated.
  • Make sure you have the flight number and arrival time so you can get to the right gate on time.
  • Park your car in short-term parking instead of curbside. It’s more romantic and thoughtful, especially because you can help with the luggage.
  • Dress up! Put on some nice clothes, comb your hair, and be the most dapper person at the airport who is thoughtful and loving enough to greet his special someone with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

For questions about traveling with flowers or help in selecting the perfect bouquet for a loved one or special occasion visit us in person or peruse our online selection of fresh quality flowers now.

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