A nutmeg grater may be made from clear acrylic, stainless steel or chrome or a combination of those materials. Most nutmeg graters include a place in the grater for storing whole nutmeg. This way, you can just hold the nutmeg grater over a pot of stew or a cup of hot apple cider and add freshly grated spices.
Many nutmeg graters are cylindrical or round in shape. The type with the handle is often round with a nutmeg storage area in the center that has a closable cap. These can make a nice gift for the home chef who has everything. You can give a bag of whole nutmeg along with the nutmeg grater and tie everything up in a pretty red ribbon for a pretty presentation.