The Chrisco Corner

December 3, 2019 / Blog

How does Chrisco work?

For over 40 years Chrisco has been delivering families the Christmas of their dreams by offering an affordable, convenient and manageable way of shopping for the festive season in advance.

Over the years we’ve become a household name, yet as more and more people embrace our services  one of the most common questions people have is how does Chrisco work?

So, let’s step back a little in time and walk through what we do, what we offer and how we can help make Christmas a stress-free affair.

Who we are

Chrisco is a family-owned business which was initially founded in the UK over 40 years ago with the aim of making Christmas simple and affordable.

We understood the strain the festive season placed on the family budget and the pressure involved in buying gifts at one of the busiest retail times of the year. Our aim was to alleviate this burden by offering a vast array of products which could be ordered up to 12 months in advance, using a catalogue in the comfort of your home.

After expanding to New Zealand in 1980, the concept arrived in Australia in 1997, before Canada also joined the ranks in 2003.   

We currently employ 160 full time staff across NZ, Australia and Canada and up to 300 temporary staff over the busy Christmas period.

Orders are dispatched prior to Christmas from warehouses in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Auckland, Tauranga and Toronto to customers as far away as the Northern Territories, Chatham Islands and the Yukon. 

What we do

Each year we compile catalogues of the most popular foods, best gifts, and the most highly sought-after items that families consistently delight in over the Christmas period.

We then offer customers the opportunity to order those items and start paying for them in advance of the festive season.

Our catalogues are carefully curated, featuring thousands of quality, trusted brands and over 100 different Christmas Hamper options. These can be ordered online or via phone through our customer services centre.

Payment instalments are designed to be affordable and easily managed, allowing families to budget and plan for Christmas effectively, without incurring debt.

The Chrisco advantage

Over our lengthy history, the advantages of the Chrisco concept have been embraced by families both in Australia and internationally.

Benefits include:

  • A huge variety of products available at consistently competitive prices
  • A one-stop shop for all your Christmas needs including gifts, toys, household goods and food
  • Affordable up-front payment plans that allow you to pay in manageable instalments on a regular basis throughout the year. (No lay-by, no credit cards, and no debt after the festive season)
  • Your hamper is conveniently boxed, then delivered to your door or nearest depot prior to Christmas, allowing you to avoid the last-minute, often expensive rush of the festive season.

You can start the journey to a stress-free Christmas by viewing our catalogues here, or call us directly on 1800 830 830 to order your hamper.

Affordable payment plans

With small regular instalments, our no deposit and no interest lay-by plan makes shopping for Christmas easy and affordable.

Multiple payment options

Direct Debit,BPay or Credit Card; the choice is yours. Plus you choose the payment plan that best suits you. Instalment plans include weekly, fortnightly or monthly.


We deliver all your Christmas goods between mid-November to mid-December giving you plenty of time for wrapping!


Please contact us on one of the methods below:

Call us on: 1800 830 830, or
Send us a message .