The Essential Guide to Giving Someone Flowers at the Airport by the floral experts at Peoples Flowers, Albuquerque’s premier florist.
Sure, everyone appreciates being picked up at the airport and we enjoy receiving a hug and a kiss, but with just one simple addition you can make that ordinary airport reunion extraordinary: Flowers. Yep! Greet your loved one at the gate or baggage claim with a gorgeous bouquet of fresh blooms and you will make their day! Flowers make everyone feel special and have been proven to boost your mood, lift your spirits, and reduce stress. Plus, they smell great, look great, and always put a great big smile on someone’s face. Show how much you care with this small but loving gesture. For tips on which flowers, which colors, and how best to transport them into the airport, keep reading.
Red roses are the ultimate declaration of love and passion and are perfect for giving to your partner at the airport… if done on a small scale. A large, showy bouquet of red roses might suggest to passersby (and your SO) that a marriage proposal may be imminent. If this is the case – go for it! If not, though, choose a mix of florals, instead.
If you know the recipient’s favorite flower, then a bouquet of just those will be an extra thoughtful gesture.
If the flowers are for a family member, friend, or romantic partner, keep in mind certain colors and flowers express different meanings. You don’t want to send mixed messages to someone who is just a friend by giving them a bouquet of flowers symbolizing deep love, passion, and desire. Choose wisely using the below guide:
Flower Meaning by Type
Symbolize joy and friendship, longing for the familiar, and are the traditional symbol of coming home. Yellow roses would be perfect for your mom, family members, or a good friend.
Represent a mother’s undying love, gratitude, and love.
Symbolize a long-lasting commitment and bond between 2 people.
Symbolize enchantment and love at first sight.
Represent sweetness, admiration, joy, and gratitude.
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 don’t know a daisy from a dahlia, visit your local florist and they will be able to create the perfect bouquet for you. Also, as a general rule of thumb, follow the below flower color symbolism guide:
Love, passion, romance
Happiness, gentleness, femininity
Joy, happiness, friendship
Friendship, caring, gratitude
Grace, elegance, youth
Surprising Someone with an Allergy?
If your recipient has allergies, or if you’re going to be in a large crowd, select those blooms which are hypoallergenic. Good choices of flowers for people with allergies include:
Important Details for Presenting Flowers to Someone at the Airport