One of the rules to the exchange is that if you regift something from the previous year, it must be altered somehow. Well, a long time ago there was a Spice Girls puzzle that showed up. It was unopened. The next year it was put together and mounted. The next year it was a set of placemats, the following year a mobile, the following year their faces were glued to a set of camp chairs, and last year Sox and I turned it into a marionette. It was then retired to be replaced by Flat Cat.
Flat Cat spends a year with the owner, and has a travel log that must be filled out, including pictures of its travels. Very cool. This is now the treasured item in the group. I think everyone wants a turn with the cat.