Robertson's Flowers

Robertson's Flowers

Posted by robertsonsflowers on July 9, 2021 | Last Updated: July 23, 2021 Flower Gifts Flowers

Taking Flowers to the Airport: 7 Tips to Keep in Mind

The Essential Guide to Picking Up Your Girlfriend from the Airport by the floral experts at Robertson’s Flowers. 

Showing up at the airport with a gorgeous bouquet of fresh blooms is a terrific way to greet a loved one whom you haven’t seen in a while. Such a thoughtful gesture will surely earn you brownie points not to mention make the recipient feel extra special. Don’t show up with just any old big-box store bouquet, though. Selecting a bouquet with the right mix of flowers and flower colors will ensure the message you are giving to your loved one is just right. A bouquet that is better suited to your mom or sister will not have the same impact if given to your girlfriend or wife. Read on for tips on selecting the best type of flower bouquet and more to ensure your airport reunion is meaningful and memorable.

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

Yellow Roses

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.

Pink Carnations

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

Dahlias

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).

Zinnias

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:

Red

Love, passion, romance

Pink

Happiness, gentleness, femininity

Orange

Enthusiasm, excitement

Yellow

Joy, happiness, friendship

Blue

Hope, beauty

White

Purity, innocence

Peach

Friendship, caring, gratitude

Purple

Admiration, adoration

Lavender

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:

  • Hydrangea
  • Iris
  • Rose
  • Tulip
  • Orchids
  • Snapdragons
  • Peonies
  • Zinnia

Important Details for Presenting Flowers to Someone at the Airport

  • Once you’ve selected the perfect bouquet for giving to your loved one at the airport, be sure to keep it fresh and beautiful until you are able to deliver it in person. 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. Before wrapping them in paper to take to the airport, (liquid containers are not allowed), soak several paper towels in water and wrap them around the stems. Secure with plastic wrap and a rubber band to keep the flowers hydrated.
  • Make sure you know the flight number and arrival time so you can easily find the proper gate and get there on time.
  • Park your car in short-term parking rather than doing a curbside pick-up. It’s much more romantic and thoughtful, especially because you can help with the luggage from baggage claim to the car. If you really want to go all out, you can hire a car service so you’re able to talk freely without paying attention to the road.
  • Dress up! Put on some nice clothes, comb your hair, and be the most dapper and suave person at the airport who is thoughtful and loving enough to greet his special someone with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

Pick up your beautiful bouquet of fresh-cut flowers in our store, or order now from our online catalog of gorgeous fresh blooms.

Filled with sweet summer tones, this beautiful collection of seasonal blooms includes pink lisianthus, blush roses, and mini green hydrangea with delicate accents of clematis, tweedia and veronica arranged in a clear glass vase.

Sea Glass