A good local shop that does the job.
The business overview on this page at the time of writing is completely wrong. Lorimer's is a small independent chain of stores, totalling just 14 retail outlets. The one in Coulsdon has been there for many years, providing greetings cards, wrapping, stationery, arts and crafts materials, plus a largish (for the size of shop. It's not Hamley's.) selection of toys and games, as well as a selection of gifts. Great for kids to dart in and buy last minute Mother's/Father's Day presents, as well as top up their school needs from pens to paper, paints and brushes etc. An almost ever-changing cast of personnel behind the till makes it tricky to build a long-term 'relationship' but all the assistants have been as helpful as I've needed them to be, neither intrusive and pushy nor bored and rude. A good, solid local shop which might look a little dated, but does the job.