While I agree that this show has played with and against stereotypes, I didn't see Jeannette taking the gift as materialistic. If she was materialistic, the bracelet might have made a dent in her ire but it didn't.
I may be projecting because I had an absentee parent who use money or gifts as evidence of still caring. As a teen, I still took them even when giving him attitude or even, when I was a late teen, railing at him. Because, as mad as I was, it was still what he was giving me. It was part wanting whatever lame assed symbol that he loved me I could have and part petulant "fine, I