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Posted by George White on August 18, 2022 | Last Updated: September 15, 2022 Uncategorized

Tips for Greeting Someone at the Airport with Flowers

Want an easy and surefire way to put a big smile on someone’s face? It’s as simple as picking up a bouquet of fresh, beautiful blooms! If you have a special person who is flying in for a visit, go ahead and be that person that makes everyone else jealous – the guy or girl who waits at the gate with flowers to present to someone special. Not only will your loved one be super surprised, thankful, and joyful, but they will also feel reenergized and like a celebrity!

Before rushing to the airport with a handful of flowers, though, there are a few important things to consider. For example, are you selecting appropriately-colored blooms for the occasion and/or person?  The language of flowers can be a little tricky… you don’t want to accidentally give a bouquet of flowers that represent deep passion, desire, and everlasting love to a good friend or family member. That could send confusing signals and lead to a very awkward moment. To ensure your airport reunion goes off without a hitch, the floral experts at Morningside Flowers detail which flowers and colors are appropriate for different situations.

Best Types of Flowers For Greeting Someone at the Airport

Most airports are usually filled with people hustlin’ and bustlin’ to catch their flight or get somewhere. You may want to select a large, oversized bouquet for your loved one, but it could get bumped, squished, and a bit mangled by the time you get to the gate. Instead, opt for a small to medium arrangement to keep its beauty intact.

When shopping for flowers, selecting a bouquet of their favorite blooms is an excellent place to start. If you don’t know what their favorite type of flower is, then select the appropriate color for the meaning you want to convey.

Flower Meaning by Type

Yellow Roses

Yellow roses symbolize joy, friendship, and longing for the familiar and are the traditional symbol of coming home. These bright sunshine-y blooms are perfect for moms, close family members, and good friends.

Pink Carnations

Pink carnations are perfect for moms and grandmothers are they represent a mother’s undying love, gratitude, and care.


A striking and dramatic bloom, dahlias represent a long-lasting commitment and strong bond between two people.

Lavender Roses

Lovely and mysterious, lavender roses denote enchantment and love at first sight – perfect for a long-distant lover you haven’t seen in a while.

Pink Roses

Pink roses represent sweetness, admiration, joy, and gratitude, which makes them perfect for sisters, cousins, friends, and close family members.

Gerbera Daisies

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


Similar in size and beauty to the dahlia, zinnias represent affection, friendship, and remembrance.

Flower Meaning by Color

If you’d rather focus on color instead of type, 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 for as long as possible. Place the vase of flowers overnight in the fridge to keep them looking extra fresh. On your way to the airport, wrap the stems in wet paper towels, so the flowers remain hydrated.
  • Make sure you know the flight number and arrival time so you and your beautiful blooms are waiting in the right area for your soon-to-be surprised guest.
  • 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 nice clothes, comb your hair, and show that you put in some effort to be the most dapper person at the airport. With a beautiful bouquet of blooms, the look is complete, and all eyes will be on you and your guest – in a good way!

For inspiration in selecting the perfect bouquet for a loved one or a special occasion, check out our selection of fresh quality flowers now.