Never look a gift horse in the mouth, because many horses are sensitive about their dental hygiene and will kick you if they feel judged. Forgo overly defensive presents with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of non-equine gifts and fancy food at The Hound's Tooth in Coralville.
The Hound's Tooth's expert team of gift assemblers furnishes generous Iowans with thoughtful offerings of outstanding edible treats, art pieces, fine wines, pet items, and gift baskets. The pink-awninged mecca for eclectic finds boasts a palate-surprising peach salsa ($7.95), a fusion of sweet and savory that wakes even the drowsiest tortilla chips from their corny slumber. Serotonin-spiking chocolate truffles ($1 each) make excellent forgotten-birthday apologies, and original works of art ($150+) elegantly disguise wall safes full of priceless, first-edition Furbys. The Hound's Tooth also obligingly wraps up customers' treasures, including pet-friendly items plundered from the mini Barktique Doggie Boutique, into tastefully decorated gift baskets.
The Hound's Tooth
Donna Manchester’s favorite part of business is something that’s often overlooked these days: old-fashioned social interaction. Donna talks with customers about their lives, their pets, and their tastes. She also shares her knowledge with them during obedience courses. With more than 25 years of experience teaching dogs to sit, roll over, and stop filling out the newspaper’s crossword puzzles, Donna acts as a local dog whisperer, passing along her tips to pet owners.