For our annual gift guide, TheAtlantic.com asked contributors and assorted luminaries to tell us what's high on their holiday wish list -- and what charity they'd like their friends to support.

What's on their wish lists?

Tom Daschle, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
On his list: A kayak

I have very few things on a holiday wish list, but if I had to list one, it would be a kayak. We recently bought some property on a beautiful river, and I have been introduced to kayaking in the past year. The natural beauty, the exercise, and the serenity all make kayaking a most wonderful experience. I want to do much more of it in the coming year.

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Daschle's holiday charity: Southwest Youth and Family Services in Seattle

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